EVENTS

Upcoming

Wildfire, smoke, firefighter, Bogota

Webinar – Occupational Health in the Climate Crisis / Salud laboral en la crisis climática

Discover the connections between occupational health and the climate crisis at our online event “Occupational Health in the Climate Crisis,” a joint initiative by the Ibero-American Society for Environmental Health (SIBSA) and the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA).

Descubre las conexiones entre la salud laboral y la crisis climática en nuestro evento en línea “La salud laboral en la crisis climática”, una iniciativa conjunta de la Sociedad Iberoamericana de Salud Ambiental (SIBSA) y la Alianza Global por el Clima y la Salud (GCHA).

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Past Events

Dubai: COP28

Webinar – COP28: Policy Outcomes for Health

Join us and our guest speakers for a deep dive into the policy outcomes of COP28 across different negotiation streams, and their implications for health.

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Methane Briefings: Energy, Food, and Waste

Following the launch of GCHA’s Methane report series, these 30 minute briefings takes a closer look at what methane reduction means in each of the key methane-emitting sectors, and suggests opportunities to move the needle on methane, climate, and health. Learn more about the need to rapidly drive down emissions of this powerful, short-lived climate pollutant, and about the health benefits of methane reduction strategies in the Energy, Food, and Waste sectors.

24 October – Energy, Methane & Health: Reducing exposures now, and on the road to a clean energy future – RECORDING

31 October – Food, Methane and Health: Advancing food system transformations for healthier people on a healthier planet – RECORDING

7 November – Waste, Methane and Health: Bringing waste solutions to deliver healthier communities – RECORDING – please note that this briefing is 9:00-9:30 India Standard time, so it may fall on November 6th in some timezones.

 

Health & COP28 Orientation Sessions

These sessions are an opportunity to learn about the major international climate conferences that happen each year, how you can get involved, and why COP28 in Dubai will be unique for those working at the intersection of climate change and health.

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Health Hub @ the NYC March to End Fossil Fuels

September 17, 2023  – In advance of the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit, tens of thousands of people will gather outside the United Nations in NYC to demand an end to the era of fossil fuels. Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania and GCHA are organizing a group of healthcare professionals to participate in the march. If you can easily get to New York, it would be great to have you join us!

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Mitigating Methane: A Global Health Strategy

Methane is a major contributor to planetary warming, but the health consequences of global methane emissions and the co-benefits of mitgating these emissions in the energy, food and waste sectors have been under explored. GCHA will be releasing a major methane report in the next weeks and will also be hosting two workshop to discuss an international health and methane strategy.The programming will be the same for both workshops and it will be an important opportunity to contribute, learn and collaborate.

 

Consultation: WHO Climate Communications Toolkit

July 24, 2023 @ 15:30 Geneva 
With support from Health Canada, the WHO is developing a Guidance for Health Professionals on communicating publicly about climate change. As a working health professional, or someone who works directly with health professionals, your feedback will provide vital insights to inform development of this Guidance. Your input will help us develop a Guidance that prepares health professionals to be more effective messengers to advance action on climate change and on the climate and health nexus.

Youth Climate & Health Network Launch

May 4, 2023 @ 10:00 Santiago / 15:00 London / 19:30 Delhi
GCHA and the Youth Network Founding committee are excited to announce the launch of the Youth Climate and Health Network! We are building a network to facilitate solidarity, care and collective action between movements from a health and climate justice perspective.We welcome members from all regions for a meaningful youth-led collaboration to influence policies on climate and health. LEARN MORE ABOUT YCHN

Health & COP28 Orientation Session

May 2, 2023 @ 15:00 Geneva 
This session is an opportunity to learn more about the major international climate conferences that happen each year, how you can get involved, and why COP28 in Dubai will be unique for those working at the intersection of climate change and health. RECORDING AVAILABLE
 

 

YCHN | Climate Change and Public Health: Youth-led Workshop on Policy Making and Advocacy

April 7 @ 15:00 – 19:00 Geneva – As part of Global Public Health Week, the Youth Climate and Health Network is excited to announce a two-part workshop on climate change adaptation and mitigation policy-making for health and public health professionals.

COP27 | Logistics and Policy Update

Nov 3  @ 15:00 Cairo / 14:00 Geneva   – As we did last year, we will use this session to share health policy plans and logistical information about COP27.
 

Cambio climático, incendios forestales y salud en America Latina

Nov 2  @ 18:00 Via Zoom
 

Webinar | Health and the treaty to stop fossil fuels

July 12th @  7:00 UTC / 14:00 UTC  – To protect the health and lives of present and future generations we need a rapid, equitable phase-out of fossil fuels globally, so as not to exceed 1.5ºC of warming advised by global scientific consensus.

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Webinar | Big meetings, big expectations

June 23 @ 16:00 Geneva – This webinar will be a report back and discussion of Stockholm +50 and the June UNFCCC intersessional

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Healthy air, healthy planet, healthy people: securing a fossil-free future for all

31st May, 16:00-17:15 CEST – On 2 and 3 June 2022, governments will meet in Stockholm, Sweden, under the theme “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”

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Climate change, a health emergency: What the IPCC says about health, and why it is important for COP27

Monday 30th May @ 14:00-15.30 CET  –  This webinar will unpack the IPCC AR6 reports and the implications of climate action for human health, and the responses needed at COP27 to ensure the benefits of healthy climate action are maximised.

Webinar | Healthy NDCs (national climate commitments) in 2022

May 26 @ 16:00 Geneva – Hear from health advocates who succeeded in influencing their national climate plans in 2021 and learn more about upcoming plans and opportunities.

Launch of the Pan-African Multilateral Partnership on Climate Change and Health

May 23rd @ 17:30 Geneva (In-person at the InterContinental Geneve, and virtually)  –  This World Health Assembly side event aims to bring together multiple countries in Africa to generate high level conversation, debate and political solutions to boost progress in the global efforts to adapt and mitigate against climate change effects on universal health coverage with women and youth at the centre.
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“Código Rojo para la respuesta en salud en América Latina y el Caribe: mejorando la salud de las personas a través de la acción climática”

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Letter From 46 Million Health Workers Calling for Global Climate Action Delivered to COP26 & COP27 Presidencies

Healthy Climate Prescription: What’s Next?

12 April 2022 14:00-16:00 GMT  – Virtual convening for letter signatories Last year, organizations representing 46 million health professionals and health workers signed the Healthy Climate Prescription letter along with thousands of individual health professionals and workers. Now we’re re-engaging.
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#CareforClimate webinar series: policy and advocacy skills in the lead up to COP26

COP26 is a crucial moment for both people and planet. Inclusion of health considerations in climate policymaking protects populations, offers economic benefits, and build public support for ambitious climate action. In the months leading up to COP26, GCHA is hosting a…

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Webinar: Healthy National Climate Commitments

#Healthy NDC webinar UPDATED: Thursday 8 July 10:00-11:15 EDT /  16:00-17:15 CEST The webinar will include presentations which: Explore what healthy national climate commitments look like in practice Quantify health co-benefits yielded by mitigation policies in the…

 

 

Regional Consultations on Climate and Health

In April and May of 2021, the WHO-Civil Society Working Group on Climate and Health, co-chaired by WHO and GCHA, together with the WHO Regional Offices, and other health partners, will host a series of six Regional Consultations, one in each of the WHO regions. The…

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Global Climate and Health Event to Put Health and Equity at Center of Ambitious Climate Action

Race To Zero Climate & Health Dialogue – for a healthy, resilient, and zero-carbon Recovery

The Race to Zero Climate & Health Dialogue will bring local and global actors together to place health and equity at the center of ambitious climate action. Through a series of virtual events, hosted in rotation by regional partners throughout a 24-hour period, the dialogue will envision how a healthy, equitable recovery from COVID-19 can drive rapid decarbonization of the world economy.

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A Healthy Recovery: Charting the path forward.

Webinar: Ahead of G20 Finance Meeting, Health Community Calls for Healthy, Sustainable, Inclusive Public Investments

Ahead of this month’s G20 Finance Ministers meeting (July 18-19), WHO representatives, an economist with COVID19 recovery expertise and representatives from leading medical and health organizations from around the world will gather for a webinar on July 15th titled A Healthy Recovery: Charting the path forward.

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A Healthy Recovery: Charting the path forward.

Global Climate and Health Summit at COP25 in Madrid

At COP25, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) convened…

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Members of civil society speaking to decision makers.

WHA72 Side Event: Collaborating to Drive Progress on Climate Change and Health

On 24th May 2019, the Global Climate and Health Alliance and the World Health Organization will launch the WHO-Civil Society Working Group to Advance Action on Climate Change and Health alongside the 72nd World Health Assembly.

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Attendees at the Global Climate and Health Summit, Katowice 2018

Global Climate and Health Summit at COP24, Kowtice

On 8th December, 2018 the World Health Organization, together with the Global Climate and Health Alliance, the European Committee of the Regions, and the Pro Silesia Association,..

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