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Waking up to Climate Change 2017

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Waking up to Climate Change
Date of Event
5th October 2017
Last Booking Date for this Event
4th October 2017
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Thursday 5th October 2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

10% early bird discount if delegates book before 1st August 2017

What is climate change? What is causing it? Why is it now an urgent issue for us all? As one of the world’s leading health services, planetary scale climate change is something the NHS cannot choose to ignore. Join us on a journey to explore the complexities of climate science and intricacies of global connectedness. Hear how our NHS is responding. Understand why we must lead in integrating sustainable practices into all that we do. Join the discussion and help shape the conversation on how we build our sustainable NHS.

This one day conference, organised by Dr Tim Malone, is a joint collaboration between the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, the University of Exeter, Devon Local Nature Partnership, and the NHS England and Public Health England Sustainability and Health Ambassadors for Devon.

Please click on the ‘More Info’ tab for a full programme for the day (including speakers, workshop themes and facilitators).

 

Topics will include:

  • What is climate change?
  • Climate change and human health
  • How is the NHS responding locally, regionally and nationally?
  • Teaching sustainable practice in nursing
  • The wider role of nature in health and disease
  • Business as usual? The economics of doing nothing
  • Climate change, conflict and global security

 

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Michael H Depledge, Chair of Environment and Human Health, the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School

 

This event is open to all. No specialist knowledge of climate science or sustainability required.