Description: This event will bring together leading international speakers to talk about their experience of the impacts of environmental change and discuss how recognising climate change as an issue of human wellbeing and justice has informed their own work and advocacy for change. We will look for shared lessons of relevance to people throughout the world, consider how a health and justice-based perspective on climate action could reshape our progress in the coming years and how this can form our road to COP26 and beyond. 

Date: 11th of March 

Time: 19:30-21:00 GMT (London Time)

Location: Zoom

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Moderator biographie

Prof. Sally Davies - Dame Sally Claire Davies, GCB DBE FRS FMedSci, is a British physician, the Master of Trinity College in Cambridge and a Special Envoy on AMR (antimicrobial resistance) for the UK Government. She was the Chief Medical Officer for England, and the Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health, where she was actively involved in NHS R&D from its establishment and founded the National Institute for Health Research, and worked as a clinician specialising in the treatment of diseases of the blood and bone marrow. Dame Sally was a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board 2014-2016 and has led delegations to WHO summits and forums since 2004. She advises many governments and organisations on health and policy, holding positions on a number of boards.

Panellists biographies

Dr. Tollulah Oni - Tolullah Oni, MD MSc PhD, is a Public Health Physician and urban epidemiologist is the Principal of Oni et al. and founder of UrbanBetter. She is an Honorary Associate Professor and lead of the Research Initiative for Cities Health and Equity (RICHE) group at the University of Cape Town and a Clinical Senior Research Associate / Joint Lead of the Global Health Research Group at the University of Cambridge MRC Epidemiology Unit.Born in Lagos, she completed her medical training at University College London, a Masters degree in Public Health at the University of Cape Town and a doctorate in Epidemiology from Imperial College London, UK. Profiled in the Lancet journal, Science magazine, and the British Medical Journal, she is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, past co-chair of the Global Young Academy and the South African Young Academy of Science, 2015 Next Einstein Forum Fellow, 2019 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a 2020 Next Generation Foresight Practitioner Fellow.

Dr. Stella Hartinger: Stella M. Hartinger MSc PhD, is Director of the Integrated Development, Health and Environment Unit at the Public Health School at Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru. Her current experience in research studies combines projects in community health in Andean populations, randomized control trails, follow-up of large cohorts, large series statistical data analysis and the coordination of several environmental impact assessment studies (EIA), baseline studies and animal and human health studies in different region of the country. Her main interests are threefold: Delivering health interventions addressing environmental health problems, creating supportive environments for disease prevention and maintaining health and wellbeing. She is also the Director of the newly launched Lancet Countdown: Health and Climate Change in South America and a contributing author for the global Lancet Countdown annual report.

Mikaela Loach - Mikaela Loach is a is a medical student that is alongside her studies she is on a mission to demystify the world of activism and build movements that are inclusive, accessible, and effective in the long term. She is a climate justice activist and cohost of The Yikes Podcast, a podcast about all things sustainability, including climate change, anti-racism, refugee rights and how many of the significant social and environmental issues of our time are interlinked. Meanwhile, over on Instagram, she’s helping her 90,000 followers break up with fast fashion by showing how easy it is to make sustainable, ethical choices Based in Edinburgh where she studies medicine, Mikaela has recently been featured talking about the climate emergency on BBC News as well as in ELLE, Vogue, The Herald and Eco-age.

Dr. Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH, is a member of the Deninu K’ue First Nation and has worked with various Indigenous patients and communities around the globe helping to bridge the gap between Indigenous traditional and modern medical systems. She is co-founder and chair of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation based in the Canadian North with her foundation awarded the $1 million-dollar 2017 Arctic Inspiration Prize for their work with vulnerable populations within land-based healing settings in the Northwest Territories. Dr. Redvers is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of North Dakota where she has helped co-develop the first Indigenous Health PhD degree program in North America. She has been actively involved at the international level promoting the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives in planetary health and education for sustainable health care. She sits on the inaugural advisory board for the American Public Health Association's Center for Climate, Health and Equity Steering Committee, is a senior fellow of Indigenous and Community Health with inVIVO Planetary Health, and sits on the steering committee for the Planetary Health Alliance. Her scholarly work engages a breadth of scholarly projects attempting to bridge gaps between Indigenous and Western ways of knowing as it pertains to the individual, community and planetary health.

Dr. Renzo Guinto, MD DrPH is Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Public Health and Inaugural Director of the Planetary and Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine in the Philippines. He is also Chief Planetary Doctor of PH Lab – a “glo-cal think-and-do tank” for advancing the health of both people and the planet. His doctoral dissertation at Harvard investigated the concept of ‘climate-smart’ health systems in coastal municipalities in the Philippines. An Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific Leader, Renzo is also member of several high-level international groups including: Lancet–Chatham House Commission on Improving Population Health post COVID-19 hosted by the University of Cambridge); Lancet One Health Commission at the University of Oslo); and Editorial Advisory Board of The Lancet Planetary Health. Renzo has served as consultant for various organizations including World Health Organization, World Bank, USAID, and Philippine Department of Health, and has also produced short films that communicate the message of planetary healing to the world. In 2020, Renzo was included by Tatler Magazine in its Gen.T List of 400 leaders of tomorrow who are shaping Asia’s future.