EuroHealthNet Country Exchange Visit on climate change and health (Members only meeting)

29 November, 2021
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Time: 13.30 – 16.15 CET

EuroHealthNet is facilitating a Country Exchange to learn what its members are doing in relation to climate change, to determine how we can learn from one another, and act together, to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change in ways that benefit health and contribute to reducing inequalities. 

An interactive Country Exchange meeting will be organised on November 29, 2021 to explore our vision for action on climate change 2021-2025, to learn and exchange what public health institutes, national and regional authorities are doing, to discuss what are the next steps we can take together to promote human and environmental health. 

If you are working on behaviour change for more sustainable lifestyles in the areas of living, moving and consuming; healthy and sustainable food production and consumption; a just transition with a focus on re-skilling and employment in the ‘green’ sector; etc, please join us.

For more information or to register for the meeting, send an email to Lina Papartyte at

Meeting agenda

13.30 Welcome and introduction, Caroline Costongs, Director, EuroHealthNet

13.40 “The health argument for climate action” and WHO activities on climate change and health, Oliver Schmoll and Vladimir Kendrovski, WHO European Centre for Environment and Health

13.55  What IANPHI and public health institutes globally are planning for climate mitigation and adaptation? Sébastien Denys, Director, Environmental and Occupational Health Division, Santé publique France 

14.05  Update on the European Commission’s initiatives on climate change and EuroHealthNet’s activities in the field, Ingrid Stegeman, Programme Manager, EuroHealthNet

14.20  5 minutes EuroHealthNet Member interventions: what public health institutes/regional authorities are currently doing to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change in ways that benefit health and contribute to reducing inequalities?

Informal Roundtable

15.00  Break

15.20  Break out session to discuss in smaller groups:

  • What has inspired you during morning presentations?
  • What opportunities are there/what barriers?
  • What support could EuroHealthNet give to members?
  • What is our role in bringing forward COP26 outcomes?

15.50  Reporting back from the groups

16.00  Conclusions and steps forward

16.15  END


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