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What is COP?

the annual United Nations climate change conference
which brings governments together to accelerate
global efforts to confront the climate crisis  

The Climate and Health Foundation and a delegation of US physicians attended COP28, raising awareness of the urgent health risks posed by climate change and reminding policymakers and the public to take action. We are thrilled to share that December 3rd was the first ever Health Day at a COP!  

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Climate & Health Foundation co-hosted the 
Second Global Climate and Health
Networking Reception

Atlantis Hotel, Dubai

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On Wednesday December 6th, 2023, CHF was proud to co-host, along with GCHA, GCCHE , CUSOM, and Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians, the 2nd Global Climate and Health Networking Reception. The reception united over 600 members of the health community.

The reception featured Dr Maria Neira, Director, Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health Department (PHE) World Health Organisation. Her inspiring presentations provided invaluable perspectives on current challenges in the health community related to climate change. We were honored to help facilitate this important event, and we look forward to continuing to foster collaboration and innovation in the future.

 

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Introducing Climate Medicine Day at COP28
A full day of health programming, hosted by Entertainment & Culture Pavilion  

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Visit the Climate Medicine Youtube Channel for a full line up! 

SB58  June 2023 Bonn, Germany

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The Climate and Health Foundation and a delegation of US physicians attended SB58, raising awareness of the urgent health risks posed by climate change and reminding policymakers and the public to take action.

Climate & Health Foundation, GCHA &  GCCHE co-hosted a Climate and Health networking event on June 7th that was attended by over 100 SB58 attendees interested in the intersection of Health and Climate.

COP27    November 2022,  Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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The Climate and Health Foundation and a delegation of US physicians attended COP27, raising awareness of the urgent health risks posed by climate change and reminding policymakers and the public to take action.

Climate & Health Foundation co-hosted the 
First Global Climate and Health
Networking Reception

Sultan Gardens Resort, Sharm El Sheikh

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On Saturday, November 12th, 2022, CHF was proud to co-host, along with GCHA, GCCHE and CUSOM, a Global Climate and Health Networking Reception at Sultan Garden Resorts in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The reception united over 300 members of the health community from COP27 to promote collaboration, brainstorm new ideas, and the work of colleagues in other nations.

The reception featured prominent speakers, including Dr Omnia El Omrani, first official Youth Envoy for the COP27 President and Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Maria Neira, Director, Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health Department (PHE) World Health Organisation  and  Dr Mustafa Santiago Ali,  Climate & Environmental Justice Activist. Their presentations provided invaluable perspectives on current challenges in the health community related to climate change. We were honored to help facilitate this important event, and we look forward to continuing to foster collaboration and innovation in the future.

 

COP27 Networking Reception
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COP 27  Climate and Health Delegation
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Our Physician and Physician Fellow presentations at COP27


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Cecilia Sorensen, MD, GCCHE, in collaboration with the WHO-civil society working group presented

Urgent action to strengthen climate change education for all health professionals

November 10, 2022, at the WHO Pavilion.

Sheetal Rao, MD 

Presented with a panel at the EU Side Events

Antimicrobial Resistance and Environment (AMR)

November 10, 2022, at the COP27 EU Pavilion.

Tess Wiskel, MD

Presented on a panel with Physicians for Social Responsibility

"Location as a Social Determinant of Health" 

November 12, 2022, at the Climate Justice Pavilion