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

Proceedings of the Workshop
2-4 November 2017
Scripta Varia 139
Springer Open 2020


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 | Past President for Life, PAS

How Do Our Actions Undermine Nature?

Prof. Partha Dasgupta | PASS

Climate Change, Air Pollution and Health

Prof. V. (Ram) Ramanathan | PAS

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

Air and Climate Pollution Sources

Prof. Jos Lelieveld | Director, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Air Pollution: Adverse Effects and Disease Burden

Prof. Jonathan Samet | Dean, Colorado School of Public Health

Climate Change and Disease

Prof. Liu Qiyong | Center for Disease Control, China

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

Biodiversity and Extinction

Prof. Peter Raven | PAS

Air Pollution, Oxidative Stress and Public Health in the Anthropocene

Prof. Ulrich Pöschl | Director, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

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

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

IV. Overarching Solutions

Ensuring Food Security for Everyone

Prof. Joachim von Braun | President, PAS

Sustainable Development Goals and Health

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs | Director of the Earth Institute, Columbia University

Sustaining Fresh Water

Prof. Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe | PAS

V. Societal Transformation Solutions

Reducing Risks to Health

Sir Andrew Haines | Epidemiologist; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Healthy People, Healthy Planet

Prof. Erminia Guarneri | Cardiologist and President of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

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

Migration and Displacement: PAS-UCLA Report

Prof. Marcelo Suárez-Orozco | Distinguished Professor of Education, and Wasserman Dean, School of Education, UCLA

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

Energy Access for the Poor: Scalable Solution

Prof. Dan Kammen | Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley

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)

Global Leadership Session II: Call to Action

California as a Living Laboratory

Senator Kevin De León | President pro Tempore of the California State Senate

VII. Call to Action from Global Leaders


Honorable Jerry Brown | Governor of California


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

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


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


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