Join us at the annual NVTG symposium on Climate Change and Health. Date 6 November, location: Rode Hoed, Amsterdam. Early bird registration until 6 October.
Climate Change is already impacting human health and is bound to get worse. Worldwide people are facing the effects of environmental change in their daily lives because a lack of clean air, safe drinking water, secure shelter and insufficient food. Extreme heat contributes directly to deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Globally the number of weather-related natural disaster disasters more than tripled over the past fifty years, among others resulting in increasing levels of malnutrition and undernutrition and in forced migration heightening the risk of mental disorders and communicable diseases. Climatic conditions strongly affect water- and vector-borne diseases.
This symposium aims to take stock, and to look at promising responses to alter the current scenario. In the morning plenary session prominent scholars on the intersect of climate change and health will give an overview of up-to-date knowledge on climate/health, present evidence and possible solutions to emerging issues in the debate:
Anneke Wensing, activist and change-maker chairs the morning programme.
The afternoon parallel sessions are varied, with:
Click on the picture below for the leaflet. For registration, click here.