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What is the role of the health sector in climate change? How can the health sector be an advocate for change through mitigation strategies (e.g. green construction/management of facilities, waste, procurement/supply chains, transport, service delivery) and through adapting to address the consequences of climate change (planning, upskilling, considerations for clinical care, public health, health sector budgets)?

BMJ, UK Government, NHS and ADB recently hosted a webinar to explore lessons from the UK and discuss opportunities for the Asia Pacific region and globally.

Speakers:
Patrick L. Osewe, Chief of Health Sector Group, Asian Development Bank
Laura Wilkes, Deputy Director, Greener NHS
Paul Davison, Development Lead, Centre for Climate and Health Security, UK Health Security Agency
James Dixon, Associate Director, Sustainability, Newcastle Hospitals and Sustainability Lead for North East & North Cumbria Integrated Care System

Moderator: Renzo R. Guinto, Chief Planetary Health Scientist, Sunway Centre for Planetary Health, Malaysia and Director, Planetary and Global Health Program, St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine, Philippines

Webinar write up

Executive Summary

Full Report

Webinar recording

 

 

 

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