Storm Clouds with Silver Linings: Climate Change and Health in the Pacific

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Public Lecture

When: May 22 2018 - 6:00pm until May 22 2018 - 8:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 4005/4009, East-West Center
What:

Sea level rise, storm surges, heatwaves, and increases in dengue and other infectious diseases are projected to increasingly affect the health of populations in the Pacific with global climate change. The risks will vary over time and place, challenging the ability of communities and health systems to adequately prepare. Further, these hazards will interact with other social and environmental trends, with the potential for increasing or decreasing the extent of the challenges. Effective and timely adaptation can increase the resilience of individuals and communities to what climate change brings. Further, reducing greenhouse gases and pursuing sustainable development goals through cutting emissions of air pollutants, increasing biking and walking, and changing dietary patterns can benefit health in the short-term and reduce the projected health risks of climate change in the longer-term. The magnitude and pattern of health risks over the coming decades depends on the choices we make navigating the course ahead.

Photo of Kristie L. Ebi Kristie L. Ebi is director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the University of Washington. She has been conducting research and practice on the health risks of climate variability and change for over twenty years, focusing on understanding sources of vulnerability, estimating current and future health risks of climate change, and designing adaptation policies and measures to reduce the risks of climate change in multi-stressor environments. She has been supporting multiple countries in Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. She has been an author on multiple national and international climate change assessments, and co-chairs the International Committee On New Integrated Climate change assessment Scenarios.  Dr. Ebi’s scientific training includes an M.S. in toxicology and a Ph.D. and a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology, and two years of postgraduate research.  She has edited fours books on climate change and authored more than 200 publications. 

Lecture is free and open to the public.

Wine and cheese reception to follow.

This lecture will be presented in Honolulu, HI at the East-West Center as part of AGCI's workshop, Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management to Protect Health and Build Resilience in Pacific Islands

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