Solving the Climate & Health Crisis


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

The ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and the ANU Climate Change Institute (CCI) are joining forces to host this half day symposium to tackle the current climate and health crisis. Led by Professor Sharon Friel (Director, RegNet), the symposium will bring together experts from academia, civil society and government, with a focus on public health, climate science, regulatory governance, and public policy. The symposium will include a Radio National Big Ideas panel discussion hosted by Paul Barclay, and will conclude with a launch of Sharon Friel’s new book, Climate Change and the People’s Health (OUP), and networking drinks.

The symposium program is now available.

Symposium speakers include:

Anna Rose – Australian author, speaker and environmentalist. Current strategic projects director with Farmers for Climate Action.

Professor Mark Howden - Director, CCI and Vice Chair, International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Professor Fran Baum - Director, Southgate Institute for Health, Society & Equity, Flinders University and Honorary Professor at RegNet

Honorary Professor Howard Bamsey – Chair, Global Water Partnership and Honorary Professor, RegNet and CCI

Fiona Armstrong – Executive Director, Climate and Health Alliance

Dr Christian Downie - Fellow, RegNet

Paul Barclay - Host, Radio National Big Ideas program

About the book: 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.

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