The Univeristy of Melbourne The Royal Melbourne Hopspital

A joint venture between The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital

25 Jul 2019

Creating a climate where health matters

Add to my calendar 25/07/2019 4:37 pm Australia/Melbourne Creating a climate where health matters Auditorium DD/MM/YYYY

WHEN
25 Jul 2019
12.00 - 1.00pm

WHERE
Auditorium

Fiona Armstrong is the Founder and Executive Director of the Australian coalition of health groups, the Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA), and the architect of the Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia. At this Doherty Seminar she will speak on Creating a climate where health matters.

Fiona is the lead author of many of CAHA’s reports, including Coal and Health in the Hunter: Lessons from One Valley for the World and Our Uncashed Dividend: The Health Benefits of Climate Action. Fiona in the recipient of the prestigious Tony McMichael Ecology and Environment Award from the Public Health Association of Australia. Fiona is also a co-founder and a director of CLIMARTE: Arts for a Safe Climate, an an independent not-for-profit organisation that harnesses the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.

In this lecture she will examine 

  • The health impacts of climate change in Australia and globall
  • The science of climate change communication using a health frame
  • Opportunities for a healthier population through climate action 
  • Actions being taken to respond - through climate-health policy, in healthcare, and elsewhere