The global climate crisis: a public health emergency

Friday, 4 October 2019 | 14:00-16.00 | Kursaal A

Organised by European Health Forum Gastein

Scientific research has shown that global heating in the last century has pushed Earth’s temperatures to unprecedented levels. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned we have just over a decade to limit this heating to a maximum of 1.5 °C, beyond which hundreds of millions of people will be severely affected by extreme heat, drought, flooding and poverty. Many believe the Earth´s sixth mass extinction of plants and animals is already underway – with experts estimating that the rapid loss of species we are seeing today is estimated to be between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate. This is a crisis caused by humans and the next 15 months are critical to achieving political consensus on how to tackle this emergency. Before we reach a tipping-point of no return, the global community must agree to implement radical changes in order to avert disaster. The EHFG will highlight climate breakdown as an existential threat and explore the urgent responsibility of a whole of society approach in tackling this crisis.

LIVE STREAM

Speakers & panellists

CONFERENCE ROUND-UP & FIRST OUTCOMES

CLEMENS MARTIN AUER, President, European Health Forum Gastein

LIGHTNING TALK

STELLA INDIRA AUER, Extinction Rebellion, Austria

PANEL DISCUSSION

BRIGITTE ZARFL, Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection, Austria

VERONICA MANFREDI, Director, Quality of Life, European Commission Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV)

SIR ANDREW HAINES, Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) (via video)

STEFI BARNA, Co-Director of the Sustainable Healthcare Education Network, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, UK

 

Moderated by ANYA SITARAM, Global health and science journalist, Rockhopper Media

FIRESIDE CHAT

VYTENIS ANDRIUKAITIS, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

PIROSKA ÖSTLIN, Acting Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe

 

Moderated by ILONA KICKBUSCH, Professor and Chair of the Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

HACKATHON RESULTS AND PRIZE CEREMONY

DORLI KAHR-GOTTLIEB, Secretary General, European Health Forum Gastein

JAN-PHILIPP BECK, CEO, EIT Health

NEWSROOM TEAM

MAGGIE DAVIES, Executive Director, Health Action Partnership International (HAPI)

ROBERT OFNER, Junior Researcher, Carinthian University of Applied Sciences

Cartoonist: FLORIS OUDSHOORN, Comic House

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NameAuer, Clemens Martin
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NameAuer, Stella
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NameZarfl, Brigitte
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NameManfredi, Veronica
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NameHaines, Andy
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NameSitaram, Anya
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NameÖstlin, Piroska
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NameBarna, Stefi
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NameAndriukaitis, Vytenis
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NameKickbusch, Ilona
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NameKahr-Gottlieb, Dorli
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NameBeck, Jan-Philipp
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NameDavies, Maggie
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NameOfner, Robert
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NameOudshoorn, Floris
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