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Environment and Health: Global Health Histories Seminar 99

Friday 7 October 2016, 12.30PM to 2.00pm (CEST)

Speaker(s): Prof. Catharine Ward-Thompson (Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh), Francesca Racioppi (Senior Policy Advisor, Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-Being. WHO Regional Office for Europe), and Dr. Prakriti Naswa (Researcher, DTU Management Engineering, UNEP-DTU Partnership).

*Please note: this event is scheduled for 12:30pm CEST, which is 11:30am BST*

Broadcast live over the internet, via webinar:

GHH #99 Poster: GHH poster 99 (PDF , 302kb)

We know that the environment affects our health and well-being. Yet, historical, cultural and socio-economic factors play an important role in terms of what facilitates or prevents the use of and access to landscapes and attractive green spaces as well as how the relationship between environment and health is perceived.

In this seminar, three international experts and United Nations staff members will explore the intersections of health, the environment, culture and socio-economic factors. Prof. Catharine Ward Thompson will focus on the idea of ‘landscapes’ and trace historical evidence of the influence of the landscape on people’s health.  She will address how access to nature and attractive green spaces has been a recurring theme in descriptions of therapeutic environments and associated healthy lifestyles". Francesca Racioppi will address how the understanding of the links between environment and health has evolved over time, and how the WHO Regional Office for Europe is working together with Member States and partners across different policy sectors to address old and new challenges and opportunities in this exciting field of public health. Dr Prakriti Naswa works for the climate resilient development at UNEP-DTU Partnership in Copenhagen. She specializes in the economics of climate change adaptation and assessment of vulnerabilities and risk management through adaptation interventions. In her presentation, she will talk about climate change and health, and technologies for adaptation.

A full list of CGHH's autumn 2016 events is now available: Autumn Term Events 2016 (PDF , 290kb)

Location: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, UN City, Copenhagen.

Admission: Broadcast live over the internet, via webinar. A link will be made available soon.