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Health and Human Rights in the Climate Crisis: Charting Challenges and Solutions

21 - 29 October 2021
9.00am – 10.00am AEDT
Online
Climate change

During the COVID-19 pandemic the world has shown its capacity to mobilise and act in the face of an unprecedented public health crisis. How can we build on this momentum to address the challenges arising from the threat of climate change and its impact on our health?

In the lead up to COP26, Health and Human Rights in the Climate Crisis: Charting Challenges and Solutions will showcase the research, policies and practice of experts in the fields of public health, climate science, law and human rights to support global developments to address climate change.

Drawing on our shared experiences of increasing climate threats, including fire, floods and temperature rises, the conference will serve as a call to global governments to take urgent steps that recognise the link between the increasing burden on under-resourced public health systems, the exploitation of the natural world and altered climatic conditions. 

Full conference program and and speakers available here.

Conference convenors 

  • Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW Sydney
  • Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, University of Southern California
  • The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney