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Overview of the Health Risks of Climate Change

8:00 a.m. – Welcome by the Co-hosting Organizations

World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva Meeting Updates

Richard Horton, The Lancet, Opening Keynote
John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Jonathan Patz, Professor & Director of the Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Just released:  JAMA article

8:45 a.m. – Panel: Diet for Sustainable Planet: Reimagining Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Amidst Climate Change

The co-benefit opportunities of sustainable agriculture, food systems, and diets — benefits to health, benefits to climate.

Linda Rudolph, Co-Director, Center for Climate Change & Health, Public Health Institute
Gunhild Stordalen, Co-funder & Chair, Stordalen Foundation, Funder & Chair of GreeNudge, Funder & Director of the EAT Initiative
Cristina Tirado, Moderator of the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition Working Group on Climate Change, Chair of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences Task Force for Climate and Nutrition
Andy Haines,  Professor of Public Health and Primary Care at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

10:00 a.m. – Panel: Sustainable Communities, Active Lives: Active Transportation and Urban Design

Active transportation and evidence for improved health; global opportunities to prevent non-communicable diseases through urban design, land use and transportation planning.

Boris Lushniak, Acting Surgeon General, VIP Remarks
Janet Rankin, Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech
Andy Clarke, President, League of American Bicyclists
Carlos Dora, Coordinator, World Health Organization Department of Public Health and Social Determinants of Health
Jim Sallis, Director, Active Living Research

11:15 a.m. – Lunch Break

12:15 p.m. – Panel: Clearing The Air: The Health and Climate Benefits of Cleaner Energy

Energy production and clean air in the developed world and emerging economies.

Josh Karliner, International Team Coordinator and Director of Global Projects for Health Care Without Harm
Jacqueline Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
Maria Neira, Director, World Health Organization Department of Public Health, Environmental and
Social Determinants of Health
Genon Jensen, Executive Director, Health and Environment Alliance

1:25 p.m. – Closing Keynote & Summary of the Day

Asterio Takesy, Ambassador Extra-Ordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America Federated States of Micronesia, Closing Keynote
Andy Haines, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

2:15 p.m. – Interactive Session:  Catalyzing Action: Putting Health at The Center of Addressing Climate Change

Where do we go from here? Launch of ActivEarth, announcement of US Climate and Health Alliance and exploration of ways to bring the health opportunities of climate mitigation to the forefront in global, national and local decision-making.  This session will feature audience discussion and participation with VIPs and those in the field.

3:00 p.m. – Adjourn

We look forward to welcoming our diverse faculty.