Climate Change Adaptation: Responding to Health Issues
What are we doing and what can we do about it? Adaptation for health – An expert panel discussion
This is a special pre-NCCARF conference forum and precedes the Conference Registration Welcome Reception
This is a special pre-NCCARF conference and will take place the day before the 2012 NCCARF conference
About the panel discussion
Climate change is already impacting on human health. Inaction will exacerbate this problem. The Adaptation Research Network for Human Health invites local and international experts to discuss how climate change adaptation actions can be successfully implemented across sectors affecting human health. The special session will bring together researchers and end-users to discuss what we are doing to reduce the impact of climate change on human health. Exploring what is working, and what is not working so well, and what other adaptation actions we should be undertaking. This forum
will explore where we are and identify where we should be heading to protect human health from climate change.
- Dr Kris Ebi - Executive Director of the Technical Support Unit for Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
- Prof Tony McMichael – Australian National University, pioneer of research on the human health impacts of climate change and author of the Climate Commission’s recent report ‘The Critical Decade: Climate Change and Health’
- A/Prof Sophie Dwyer – Executive Director, Health Protection, Queensland Health
- Dr Liz Hanna – Australian National University and Convenor of the Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Human Health