Launch of the 2021 Australian MJA-Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: Australia Increasingly Out on a Limb

Event Name Launch of the 2021 Australian MJA-Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change: Australia Increasingly Out on a Limb
Start Date 21 Oct 2021 1:00 pm
End Date 21 Oct 2021 2:00 pm
Duration 1 hour
Description

Action on the health impacts of climate change is a critical policy imperative. The health and wellbeing of the Australian people depend on policy decisions being made now.

Since 2018, the Medical Journal of Australia-Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change has presented a growing body of evidence and policy recommendations on the health impacts of climate change in Australia.

This webinar launches the 2021 paper, MJA–Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Australia increasingly out on a limb.

Join our expert speakers and a panel of leading researchers and policy makers to discuss the key findings and recommendations from the 2021 paper and their implications for Australia.

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PRESENTERS INCLUDE

Facilitator: Professor Tony Capon, Director, Monash Sustainable Development Institute

Speakers: Associate Professor Celia McMichael, University of Melbourne; Associate Professor Paul Beggs, Macquarie University; Professor Ollie Jay, University of Sydney

Panel members: Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Indigenous Strategy and Services, University of Sydney; Dr Georgia Behrens, Board member, Doctors for the Environment; Harriet Scandol, Climate and political advisor, British High Commission

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The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international research collaboration providing a global overview of the relationship between public health and climate change. Each year, The Lancet publishes the findings ahead of the UN climate change negotiations.

The MJA-Lancet Australian Countdown paper adopts the methods used by the international Lancet Countdown initiative, modified where necessary for Australian indicators.

This event is being co-hosted by Monash University and the University of Melbourne.