COP21 Venue: Observer Room 1 (Blue Zone)
18:30 to 20:00, December 8
Climate change poses serious health risks, mostly for the poorest populations, but can also stimulate stronger health systems and health gains from the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Join the ONE UN high-level event to address the links between health and climate change.
Welcome message by Ms Marisol Touraine, Ministry of Health, France.
Opening keynote by Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General.
Health, climate change and sustainable development- Prof. Jeffrey Sachs
Air pollution, climate change and health – Prof. Veerabhadran Ramanathan
Round table discussion by ministers, higher level representatives of NGOs, academia, the UN, civil society, business and research.
Moderated by Dr Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet