Virtual Expert Talk on Health and Climate: a transition to a resilient future
The current global pandemic of covid-19 underlines our need for resilient, sustainable and healthy societies. Initiating a transformation in the intersection of climate and health is an appealing opportunity to implement health targets aligned with the targets of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In this context, the British Embassy Vienna and the Climate Change Centre Austria were pleased to host a virtual expert talk on public health and climate change on Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 14.00 CEST/13.00 BST.
The virtual expert talk aimed at:
- Contributing to an improvement of the science-policy interface as well as cross-policy cooperation, so that scientific knowledge on the intersection between climate change and health can be picked up in the field and experience from the public health and climate policy sector can report open questions back to science.
- Raising awareness about issues related to the intersection between climate change and health, which may be different in the UK and Austria, in order to enable a valuable exchange of experiences as well as insights.