CUGH’s Virtual Summit: The Road to COP27 - Climate and Health Through Three Lenses
On 15 October 2021 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm CEST is CUGH’s Virtual Summit: The Road to COP27 - Climate and Health Through Three Lenses
Organizer: Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), University of Edinburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Johns Hopkins University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Boston College, Stellenbosch University
Countless reports have warned us of the existential threat climate change poses to all of us. The latest August IPCC Report showed that the last time atmospheric CO2 levels were this high was millions of years ago. Worldwide we are seeing another year of lethal wildfires, water crises and extreme weather conditions.
The central challenge now is to mobilize political will across sectors and internationally to scale up known, effective solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate against the effects of climate change. This symposium, The Road to COP27: Climate Change and Health Through Three Lenses, will include presentations from experts from around the world who will share high impact solutions that will address climate change and improve health outcomes. Leaders from the African continent will share what should be in the COP27 meeting in Africa in 2022.
Attendees will be able to provide suggestions and ask questions. Solutions from this symposium will be shared publicly and with policymakers including at the COP26 meeting in Glasgow in an open access document.
Session 1 – Pragmatic Policy Recommendations for COP26 Part 1: Energy, Transportation, Construction, Agriculture and Manufacturing
Session 2 – Pragmatic Policy Recommendations for COP26 Part 2: Green Financing, Nature Based Solutions, Healthy Cities
Session 3 – Agenda Items for COP27 in Africa
Next Steps: Advocating to Bridge the Policy- Implementation Gap
To join the virtual summit, please register here.