Sustainability and Health

What impact is climate change having on global health? How can we create healthy and sustainable cities? And how can we learn from each other’s approaches to health – across the globe? 
‘Healthy lives for all’ is one of the UN’s sustainable development goals, yet climate change and the pollution of air and water are threatening global health. This track will bring together experts from different parts of the world, who, alongside politicians, NGOs, and representatives from business and industry, will attempt to find new ways to combine global health and sustainable development. 

Overview of parallel sessions

Climate Change

Time: Thursday May 11 at 12.45-14.30 
Auditorium: To be announced

Climate change is probably the most important challenge of our time influencing health by changing agriculture production, changing habitats of wild animals and destroying critical infrastructure like water supply for instance by flooding. This track will explore the impact of climate change on global health and present solutions on how we may curb the effects on global health in order to create healthy and sustainable cities.

Chair: 

Torben Sigsgaard, Professor, Aarhus University

Speakers:

Jens-Christian Svenning, Professor, Aarhus University
Global Health in context of the global environmental crisis

Mark Manary, Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Sustainable development and nutritional health in the light of climate change

Peter Thorne, Professor, University of Iowa
Health impacts of climate change and possible solutions


Flash talks by:
Signe Allimadi, Acting Head of Global Unit, Save the Children Denmark
Floods in South Sudan

Frederik Seelig, PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Title to be announced

Jesper Richter Rasmussen, Lead Engagement Specialist, Grundfos
Clean water enabling equality, wealth and improved health in rural communities

Civil Society Involvement in Sustainable Global Health

Time: Friday May 12 at 10.30-12.15
Auditorium: To be announced

‘Healthy lives for all’ is one of the UN’s sustainable development goals, yet climate change and the pollution of air and water are threatening global health. This track will bring together experts from different parts of the world, who, alongside politicians, NGOs, and representatives from business and industry, will attempt to find new ways to advance global health in a sustainable way.

Chair: 

Sandy Tubeuf, Professor, Université catholique de Louvain

Speakers:

Olusoji Adeyi, Doctor, Johns Hopkins University
Transitioning global health: from neo-dependency to self-reliance and balanced partnerships

Pascal Grosse, PD, Charité Berlin
Decolonization of Global Health

Speaker to be announced

Flash talks by:
Christian Schou, Head of Projects, Aarhus Water
Title to be announced

Lars Bruun Larsen, Health Advisor, Danish Red Cross
NCD care in humanitarian settings financing

Tara Ballav Adhikari, Doctor, Aarhus University
Title to be announced