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Emerging themes: improving population and planetary health in the light of Covid

11 February 2021, 3pm

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2021 Christ’s College Climate Seminar Series

Achieving change for population and planetary health post pandemic

Three major threats to population and planetary health— infectious diseases, non-communicable disease, and climate and environmental emergencies—are too often treated as distinct problems, but they are intimately entwined. They share many common causes, ranging from unsustainable farming practices to subsidies for fossil fuels. Synergistic actions across these and many other drivers have the potential to promote transformative change, but merely knowing what to do will not solve these problems – it is also essential to identify how to ensure these actions are put in place.

This seminar series examines ways in which effective action against these threats might be achieved through a focus on framing, public participation, and an appreciation of place.


Seminar 4 - 11 February 2021 (3pm-4:15pm)
Emerging themes: Improving population and planetary health in the light of Covid-19

Chaired by Dr Rob Doubleday, Executive Director, Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

Panellists
Seminar Series Prize Winners
  • Lucy Gardner, Medical Student at Christ's College, University of Cambridge
  • Ian Holdroyd, Medical Student at Christ's College, University of Cambridge
  • Alice Jin, Student at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge
  • Camille McCarthy, Undergraduate at Christ's College, University of Cambridge

For information on other seminars in this series, please click here.


Lucy Gardner

Christ's College Cambridge

Fiona Harvey

The Guardian

Ian Holdroyd

Christ's College

Alice Jin

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge

Professor Charlie Kennel

University of California San Diego

Professor Dame Theresa Marteau

Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge

Camille McCarthy

Christ's College Cambridge

Dr Rob Doubleday

Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge