Today is: Sunday, May 27

DEAN'S SYMPOSIUM—Changing the Climate: How Public Health, Cities, and the Media can Advance Climate Solutions

Starts:
8:30 am on Friday, April 20, 2018
Ends:
2:30 pm on Friday, April 20, 2018
Location:
Hiebert Lounge, 72 East Concord Street, Boston
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/sph/news-events/signature-programs/deans-symposia/changing-the-climate-how-public-health-cities-and-the-media-can-advance-climate-solutions/
Contact Name:
SPH Events
Contact Email:
eventsph@bu.edu
Featuring Gina McCarthy, former administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency; Barbara Ferrer (SPH’88), Los Angeles Department of Health; David Miller, North America Regional Director and C40 Ambassador for Inclusive Climate Action; and more.

Climate change will have enormous impacts on human health and well-being throughout the world. In response, many cities are developing farsighted policies to reduce carbon emissions while also adapting to ongoing changes. However, high-level political support for climate action remains weak, and policymakers need to be able to articulate the benefits of their climate policies. Public health researchers are documenting how urban climate solutions can directly benefit the health of local residents, but this research has not yet been communicated in a manner that has motivated effective action. This symposium will bring together thought leaders from public health, cities, and journalism to develop strategies that bring greater attention to—and produce visionary actions that address—the global climate challenge. Co-hosted with the Pulitzer Center. Additional collaborators include Boston University Initiative on Cities; Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Innovate@BU; and Sustainability@BU.

#BUSPHSymposia. LIVE STREAMING AVAILABLE at www.bu.edu/sph/live

Breakfast begins at 8 a.m., doors open at 7:30 a.m.

Services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Provided

Notes: This event will be recorded (videotaped, audiotaped, and/or photographed) and the recording may be reproduced and distributed on public-facing websites like YouTube and BUniverse. If you prefer not to appear in the recording, please sit in the area designated. If you have questions about where to sit, please speak to the videographer or photographer.