Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
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The Moral Imperative to Improve Planetary Health Through Climate Solutions

In the presence of accelerating global environmental change, health professionals around the world are sounding the alarm, acknowledging that it’s not just the health of our natural systems that are at stake – we’re also risking our own health and that of future generations. This October, on the heels of New York City's Climate Week and this Season of Creation, Climate for Health, Blessed Tomorrow, the Planetary Health Alliance, the Center for the Study of World Religions, and the Harvard Divinity School are hosting a discussion with faith leaders and health professionals focused on the moral imperatives of taking action on planetary health. In this webinar, health professionals will illuminate the current environmental crisis, highlighting how climate change, biodiversity loss, global pollution, and other factors are putting us at risk of disease, malnutrition, injury, mental health challenges, and other threats to our health and wellbeing. Recognizing the urgency of these issues, our speakers will discuss how we can safeguard our health and promote social justice by mobilizing communities to take environmental action. This webinar will provide a setting for faith leaders to learn about these challenges and their direct health impacts and moral implications, as well as dialogue with health professionals about advancing change.

Contact Name: 

Erika Veidis

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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