Developing policies to address climate change and improve health
23 April 2015, 6.00 PM - 23 April 2015, 7.00 PM
Professor Andy Haines
Priory Road Complex D Block 2D3, Priory Road, Bristol, BS8 1TZ
During the year in which Bristol is European Green Capital, the School for Policy Studies is delighted to welcome Professor Andy Haines as our speaker for the Centre for Research in Health and Social Care Annual Lecture.
Climate change already affects human health, through malnutrition, the impacts of extreme weather events, and the geographical reach of some diseases but carbon reduction actions can be perceived to be in tension with development goals. Professor Haines argues that policies for transport, energy, food and agriculture, housing and health sectors could have benefits for both health and the environment.
Professor Haines' research is at the forefront of our understanding of the links between environmental sustainability and human health. Amongst other prestigous roles, he is chair of the Lancet-Rockefeller Foundation Commission on Planetary Health.
This event is free to attend and open to all, but you must register for a ticket.