Climate Change and the People's Health (Book Launch)

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 01 May 2019


University House Common Room, 1 Balmain Crescent, ANU
ANU Canberra




School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet)
02 6125 1514

Climate Change and the People’s Health is part of the Oxford University Press series “Small Books Big Ideas in Population Health”. The book focuses on climate change’s contribution to health inequities and introduces the concept of ‘consumptagenic systems’ – a new framework for understanding the common drivers of climate change, social inequity and poor health – how they interact and amplify one another. A key feature of the book is not on the problem but on pathways forward, using systems approaches to understand what can be done to mitigate future harm, and drawing on political science to understand the processes involved in moving this agenda forward.

Chair: Michael Moore AM

Micheal Moore AM is the immediate Past President World Public Health Association and former CEO of the Public Health Association of Australia. He is a distinguished Fellow at The George Institute and Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra

Speaker: Professor Sharon Friel

Sharon Friel is Professor of Health Equity and Director of the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University. Sharon is also the author of this book

“Seldom is such a critically important story told so concisely and written so well. Sharon Friel, an incisive systems thinker, weaves together two of the great challenges of our time, climate change and social inequity, provides guidelines for action to address both, and ends with a compelling call for hope over despair. An outstanding read.” - Howard Frumkin, Head of Our Planet, Our Health, Wellcome Trust

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