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Climate change, public health and the right to health

20th February 2024, 2:00pm - 4:00pm , Online

Climate change is a public health emergency. It is the single biggest threat to global health, peace, and security, a crisis multiplier, and a significant driver of health inequalities. Human right-based approaches are essential for good public health policies and practice, including action to address climate change.

This webinar is the first in a series offered by the UK Faculty of Public Health, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Global Network for Academic Public Health (GNAPH), Groningen Centre for Health Law (GCHL), European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and other partners to build understanding, competence, and capacity on human rights-based approaches for good public health policy and practice.

The session will include presentation by Alicia El Yamin, distinguished scholar, author and advocate from Harvard University, with Maja Groff, Convenor of the Climate Governance Commission, Marlies Hesselman, from University of Groningen Centre for Law, and Benjamin Schachter, Human Rights Officer at OHCHR, as discussants and panellists. 

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