Meeting

Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Innovation Collaborative Webinar #5: June 2013


When: June 27, 2013 (2:30 PM Eastern)

Topic Environmental Health
Activity: Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

How can scientists project the impacts of climate change years in advance? Scenarios underpin climate change research and assessment of the magnitude and extent of changes in climate and associated impacts, the degree to which mitigation and adaptation policies can reduce risks, the interactions among and trade-offs between climate change impacts and adaptation and mitigation policies, and the relationship between climate change and development. The framework for developing these scenarios and their implications for health are the topics for the upcoming webinar sponsored by IOM’s Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine Innovation Collaborative on Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development. The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 27 from 2:30 - 4:00 PM EDT.

During this webinar, the presenters and participants will:

  • Provide an overview of the set of Shared Socioeconomic Pathways being developed to aid in the modeling and analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Discuss key narrative elements that can be utilized to describe health in the context of changing global climate change.
  • Identify mechanisms for developing and disseminating these climate change scenarios.

This webinar is the second in a three-part series from the Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Innovation Collaborative during the spring of 2013. The aim of the webinar series is to engage members of academia, government organizations, professional societies, and students at schools of public health in dialogue around health, economic development, equity, sustainability, and environmental challenges and to stimulate fresh thinking on possible solutions. The webinar series organized with support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Pan American Health Organization.

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