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What is COP?

 “Conference of the Parties”

COP brings governments together to accelerate global efforts
to confront the climate crisis

Climate & Health Foundation Activities at COP


November 2022
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

A group of physicans associated with the Climate and Health Fellowship group in the USA, along with the Climate and Health Foundation attend COP27 in Egypt. 


Our Physician and Physician Fellow presentations at COP27Our Physician and Physician Fellow presentations at COP27 


Cecelia Sorensen, MD, GCCHE,  in collaboration with the WHO-civil society working group, Urgent action to strengthen climate change education for all health professionals.

November 10, 2022 in the WHO Pavilion.


Sheetal Rao, MD 

Presenting with a panel at the EU Side Events, COP27

Antimicrobial Resistance and Environment (AMR)

November 10, 2022 in the COP27 EU Pavilion.

Tess Wiskel, MD presented on a panel  with Physicians for Social Responsibility

"Location as a Social Determinant of Health" 

November 12th at the Climate Justice Pavilion.


Jay Lemery MD & Drew Fitzgerald 

UNDP explored crucial topics connected to the climate crisis, biodiversity, nature-based solutions and the green transformation of business and society.

Effects of climate change on human health.

November 12, COP27  Nature Positive / United Nations Development (UNDP) Pavilion


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​Bhargavi Chekuri, MD , Terry O'Connor, MD, Karly Hampshire, MD Candidate

Bringing Health Professions to the Table in Climate Action with Medical Education

November 16th,  Earthday Climate Education Hub



Caitlin Rublee, MD, Kate Weber, MD

Responding to Climate Disasters Perspectives from Emergency Medicine

November 17th, WHO Pavilion

November 2021
Glasgow, Scotland

Jay Lemery, MD & Rosemary Rochford, PhD - Fellowship Co-Directors, and Bhargavi Chekuri, MD, and Eric Balaban, MD, then-current fellows, presented Why We Need Climate Doctors on November 6, 2021 at the COP 26 World Health Pavilion, sponsored by the World Health Organization.

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November 2019
Madrid, Spain

Cecilia Sorensen, MD, Caitlin Rublee, MD, MPH and three representatives from the Climate and Health Foundation participated in the Global Climate & Health Alliance Summit at Complutense University of Madrid at COP 25 on December 7, 2019.  

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