Air Pollution, Climate Change and Health – Connecting the dots on World Pneumonia Day

12 November, 2021
13:00 GMT
14:00 GMT
Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Health Pavilion, Blue Zone, COP26
Side event of The CCAC at COP26

Join us at the COP26 Health Pavilion, or virtually, for a roundtable discussion on seizing opportunities to raise the profile of air quality and health within climate action planning. Panelists will include representatives from healthcare, government, and youth, followed by 2 short “action” presentations highlighting work in Jakarta, Indonesia and Indore, India to raise awareness about air pollution as a risk factor for pneumonia. The call to action will include specific recommendations to jointly address air quality, and climate to promote public health in country action plans.    

Speakers: 

  • Jeni Miller, Global Climate and Health Alliance
  • Sumi Mehta, Vital Strategies
  • Dr. Amsalu Bekele, Ethiopia Thoracic Society
  • Anies Baswedan, Governor of Jakarta, Indonesia (tbc)
  • Alejandro Daly, UNICEF Youth Advocate
  • Dr. Salil Bhargava, Lung Care Foundation, India
  • Dr. Carmin Uppal, Program Manager for Doctors for Clean Air and Climate Action Network
  • Sudrajat Tata, Save the Children, Indonesia
  • Dr. William Checkley, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Event contact

Sandra Cavalieri,
Urban Health Initiative Coordinator
Sandra.Cavalieri [at] un.org

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