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Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health

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Proceedings of the Workshop
Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility
Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health
2-4 November 2017
Scripta Varia 139
Vatican City, 2018
E-Pub ahead of print 

Words of Welcome
Prof. Joachim von Braun | President, PAS
H.E. Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo | Chancellor, PAS

I. Broader Context

Complexity of Life and its Dependence on the Environment
Prof. Werner Arber | Former President, PAS

Discussion

How Do Our Actions Undermine Nature?
Prof. Partha Dasgupta | PASS

Discussion

Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health
Prof. V. (Ram) Ramanathan | PAS

Discussion

Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health: WMO and Lancet Assessment
Prof. Maria Neira | WHO

Discussion

II. Air Pollution, Climate Change and Public Health: Linkages

Air and Climate Pollution Sources
Prof. Jos Lelieveld | Director, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Discussion

Climate Change Extremes, Tipping Points and Health Risks
Prof. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber | PAS

Discussion

Air Pollution: Adverse Effects and Disease Burden
Prof. Jonathan Samet | Dean, Colorado School of Public Health

Discussion

Climate Change and Disease
Prof. Liu Qiyong | Center for Disease Control, China

Discussion

III. Air Pollution, Climate Change and Planetary Health: Linkages

Sustaining Life: Human Health-Planetary Health Linkages
Prof. Howard Frumkin | Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health

Discussion

Biodiversity and Extinction
Prof. Peter Raven | PAS

Discussion

Air Pollution, Oxidative Stress and Public Health in the Anthropocene
Prof. Ulrich Pöschl | Director, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Discussion

Global Leadership Session I

The Government’s Initiatives to Mitigate or Eradicate the Negative Consequences of Climate Change
Hon. Alberto José Rodríguez Saá | Governor of San Luis, Argentina

Discussion

The Chilean Government’s Initiatives to Mitigate or Eradicate the Negative Consequences of Climate Change
Dr. Marcelo Mena Carrasco | Minister of the Environment, Chile

Discussion

III. Air Pollution, Climate Change and Planetary Health: Linkages | Continued

Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease: A Proven Causality
Dr. Conrado Estol | Director, Stroke Unit, Guemes Clinic, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine

Discussion

IV. Overarching Solutions

Ensuring Food Security for Everyone
Prof. Joachim von Braun | President, PAS

Discussion

Sustainable Development Goals and Health
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs | Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University

Discussion

Challenges and Opportunities for a Sustainable Planet
Prof. Yuan-Tseh Lee | PAS

Discussion

Sustaining Fresh Water
Prof. Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe | PAS

Discussion

Ten Solutions for Carbon Neutrality and Climate Stability
Prof. V. (Ram) Ramanathan | PAS

Discussion

V. Societal Transformation Solutions

Reducing Risks to Health
Sir Andrew Haines | Epidemiologist; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Discussion

Healthy People, Healthy Planet
Prof. Erminia Guarneri | Cardiologist and President of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

Discussion

VI. Poor and Other Vulnerable Populations 

Environmental and Climate Justice
Prof. Fonna Forman | Co-Director, Center for Global Justice, University of California at San Diego

Discussion

Migration and Displacement: PAS-UCLA Report
Prof. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco | Distinguished Professor of Education, and Wasserman Dean, School of Education, UCLA

Discussion

Climate Disruption Denial and Prostitution Harm Denial
Dr. Melissa Farley | Executive Director Prostitution Research & Education, USA

Climate, Refugees, and Health in the Middle East
Prof. Wael Al Delaimy | Professor, Institute of Public Health, University of California at San Diego

Discussion

Energy Access for the Poor: Scalable Solution
Prof. Dan Kammen | Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley

Discussion

Climate/Health Financing Using Wireless Technologies for the Bottom Three Billion
Prof. Nithya Ramanathan | Mobile Technology for Health and Environment Impact Studies; President of Nexleaf Analytics (Los Angeles)

Discussion

Global Leadership Session II: Call to Action

California as a Living Laboratory
Senator Kevin De León | President pro Tempore of the California State Senate

Discussion 

VII. Call to Action from Global Leaders

Honorable Jerry Brown | Governor of California

Discussion

Congressman Scott Peters | US House of Representatives

Dr. Francesco La Camera | Direttore Generale per gli Affari Generali, Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare, Italy

Prof. Virgilio Viana | Superintendent-General of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation, Manaus, Brazil

Panel Discussion

VIII. Call to Action from Civic Society

Caring For Creation: The Evangelical’s Guide to Climate Change & a Healthy Environment
Rev. Mitchell C. Hescox | President/CEO; Evangelical Environmental Network

Prof. Jeremy Farrar | CEO, Wellcome Trust

Prof. Edward Maibach | University Professor, George Mason University

Prof. Lize Van Susteren| Psychiatrist, Advisor, Harvard Center for Health and Global Environment

IX. Call to Action from Faith Leaders

Introduction to “Laudato Si’”
H.E. Msgr. Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo | Chancellor, PAS

Rt. Rev. Alastair Redfern | Bishop of Derby, UK

Rev. Dr. Leith Anderson | National Association of Evangelicals (USA)

General Discussion

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