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Catalysing Change Week | 1–5 May 2023

Solutions From the Frontlines

Getting local or ‘frontline’ climate and health reps in government to coordinate

02 May 2023 | 12:00 - 13:00
Discussions with government officials, corporate, business representative or UN representatives, High-level whole of society roundtable discussions
Online/offline hybrid regional and country events

The effect of climate change on human, animal and planetary health is established. Yet, government departments continue to work in silos, and sometimes, in clear opposition to each other instead of connecting the dots between the health of the environment, biodiversity and the health of human beings. It is critical for local governments responsible for vulnerable communities in both urban and rural areas to identify solutions to this impasse and improve coordination and interconnection. The session will therefore bring together communications, advocacy, government and policy experts to identify practical solutions to integrate environmental and human health outcomes for communities at the frontlines of climate change.

The hosts

Alka Narang (Moderator), Swasti Board Member and UNDP consultant Mr. Udayakumar, Health Secretary, Government of Puducherry, India Dr. Kamlesh Jain, Health and Family Welfare, Government of Chhattisgarh, India Dr. Juan Antonio Perez, Executive Director of the Commission on Population, Philippines Anand Iyer, Chief Policy and Insights Officer, Janaagraha Ms Supriya Sahu, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu, India

Sustainable development goals

SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being SDG 13 - Climate Action SDG 17 - Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Session Recording

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