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Round table: Climate change, justice and public health: recommendations for action (EPH 2021, EuroHealthNet organising and moderating)

12 November, 2021

Friday 12 November 2021, 15.00 – 16.00

Organised by EuroHealthNet and the European Environment Agency

Moderated by Caroline Costongs


There is an urgent need to further integrate climate, health, and equity across knowledge, practice and policy, to ensure joint solutions to interlinked problems. This workshop, developed by EuroHealthNet and the European Environment Agency (EEA), will be framed by cutting-edge research and opportunities for policy and action highlighted in the new Lancet Countdown – EEA publication on “Responding to the health risks of climate change in Europe”, as well as the recent INHERIT Horizon 2020 initiative, coordinated by EuroHealthNet. It will seek to explore the four COP26 goals (Mitigation, Adaptation, Finance and Collaboration), specifically discussing solutions to mainstream health and equity considerations within these four actions, and to tackle the already occurring and projected impacts of climate change on human health. The added value of the workshop lies in the bridging of different sectors and actors, and in the emphasis not just on the links between health and the environment, but also health and environmental inequalities. From a knowledge integration perspective, the workshop will explore the role and value of the new European Climate and Health Observatory, ensuring that EPHC participants learn about this important initiative. From a practice perspective, speakers and participants will be invited to present effective solutions to reduce the climate-related impacts on human health, discussing how joint actions can improve health equity as well as restore the environment. From a policy perspective, the workshop will prepare recommendations for actions, related to the goals and outcomes of COP26.


  • Aleksandra Kazmierczak, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Brigit Staatsen, RIVM, Bilthoven, Netherlands

  • Jenni Simkin, City of Lahti, Lahti, Finland

  • Amanda Janoo, Wellbeing Economy Alliance, Glasgow, UK

  • Clara Mayer,Fridays for Future, Berlin, Germany

More information about the session is available here.

European Public Health Conference 2021 & EuroHealthNet’s involvement

The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the European Public Health Conference (EPH) are pleased to invite you to the 14th EPH conference. Co-chairs of the Congress are Anthony Staines and Regien Biesma-Blanco.

More information is available here.

EuroHealthNet organises and is involved in a number of sessions during the 2021 European Public Health Conference. Find more information here.

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