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New HEAL Webinar series: COP21 – Perspectives on how climate action can benefit health

In the run-up to the UNFCCC COP21 climate summit this December in Paris, the Health and Environment Alliance is launching an exciting new series of webinars on how climate action can benefit health, and on how health can play a role in the climate negotiations. The first session will be a virtual launch event of the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, featuring Prof Anthony Costello and Prof Hugh Montgomery.

These half hour webinars will feature high level thought leaders and experts in climate and health, with an opportunity for participants to engage in a short Q&A session. Covering a variety of issues around the health impact of climate change and the health co-benefits of mitigation activities, the webinars are intended for health professionals, policy-makers, and members of the interested public.

Recordings of the webinars will be made available for download and easily shareable via social media.

Why now?

Over the next six months, a number of milestones exist for the health community in the European region to get involved in, promote and amplify in the lead up to the COP21 negotiations in Paris this December, where a global agreement is expected to be signed. HEAL will intensify its efforts with members and global partners through a series of webinars, events, toolkits and resources to increase engagement and mobilisation for a strong climate agreement and support to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

The webinars will explain why we need your help, and how you can take action.

When, where, with whom?

The first webinar will take place on 24 June at 13:00 CET and will cover the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, launched on 23 June 2015. Join two of the main authors, Prof Anthony Costello, Director of the UCL Institute for Global Health, and Professor Hugh Montgomery, Director of the UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance, for a 30 minutes virtual launch event!

Find out more about the Lancet Commission at, and read HEAL’s reaction “Medics offer a healthy boost for a stronger Paris climate agreement”.

More webinars will follow before December, including webinars in French for a francophone audience. Participation is free and entirely online – once registered, you will receive an email with information on how to join.

Stay tuned for more, and if you would like to receive the invitations directly to your inbox, simply send us an email!

HEAL is a partner of the Global Climate and Health Alliance and Healthy Energy Initiative, and an accredited civil society stakeholder in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Last updated on 23 June 2015

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