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Webinar: Advancing the Climate-Health Connection
Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:00
Tuesday, September 27, 2016. 4:00 PM. Webinar: Advancing the Climate-Health Connection. Allison Crimmins, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; David Rouse, American Planning Association; Elizabeth Rhoades, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Judy Robison, County of Sacramento. Sponsored by Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation. More information here.
This webinar will discuss the findings of the USGCRP’s scientific assessment on the impacts of climate change on human health in the United States. This report was developed over the course of three years by over 100 experts from across 8 federal agencies, and represents a significant improvement in scientific confidence in the link between climate change and a broad range of threats to public health. The goals of the webinar include providing background on the development of the report, highlighting the overarching messages from the report, and describing some of the key findings across each of the chapters in more detail. In addition, the presentation will include a brief description of publicly accessible materials and where they can be found.
We will then feature a round-table discussion with experts to dive deeper into the climate-health nexus, focusing on tangible strategies that can be implemented on the ground to reduce the public health risks presented by climate impacts, how adaptation efforts can better integrate health considerations, and how the health lens can be leveraged to better communicate about climate change.