The Voice of Health Workers in Fossil Fuel Phase Out
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | Virtual | 7:00 – 8:30 AM EST
Health is impacted throughout the entire cycle of fossil fuel use from extraction, through processing, combustion and waste disposal; processes which drive pollution of air, water, soil, and climate change. This lunchtime session will highlight the important role of health professionals in leading calls for a rapid phase out fossil fuels and just transition to renewables.
The health harms of fossil fuel dependence and the case for a just phase out
Marina Romanello, Executive Director, Lancet Countdown
The health voice as a link between communities and policy makers
Shweta Narayan, Global Climate and Health Campaigner, Healthcare Without Harm
Fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty – a letter from health
Jeni Miller, Global Climate and Health Alliance
Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session.