A PHRI Special Lecture on  Feb. 11, 2020, adressed the question: “Can actions to solve today’s climate crisis create the largest health opportunity of our times?”

Jonathan Patz, Professor and Director, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, lectured at the David Braley Research Institute auditorium (main floor) – the home of PHRI, a day after he received the 8th annual Chanchlani Global Health Research Award. 

Professor Patz, MD, MPH, is also the lead author of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, founding president of the International Association for Ecology and Health, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine in the U.S.

His lecture included the following topics.

  • Find out about the multiple exposure routes through which climate change threatens our health
  • Learn why actions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions are so urgent, across all sectors
  • Understand how climate change mitigation policies in the energy, food, and transportation sectors can reduce the global burden of chronic diseases

Watch the video recording of “Climate Crisis and Health Opportunities”:

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