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13:00 - 15:00 19 May 2011

Improving health and saving the planet - worth thinking about!

Location

Basement Lecture Theatre | (link Map)
1-19 Torrington Place | London | WC1E 7HB |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Ian Roberts, Director, Clinical Trials Unit, UCL London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Mitigating climate change presents unrivalled opportunities for improving public health. The policies that need to be implemented to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will also bring about substantial reductions in heart disease, cancer, fatness, diabetes, road deaths and injuries, and air pollution. The health benefits arise because climate change policies impact on two of the most important determinants of health: human nutrition and human movement. Although the health co-benefits of climate change policies are increasingly recognised by health professionals they are not widely appreciated by those responsible for climate change policy.


Contact

Emmanuel Stamatakis
+44 (0)20 7679 1721 | e.stamatakis@ucl.ac.uk


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Climate change and health