Thursday, February 16, 2012

[EQ] Climate Change and health in the context of Rio+20 - seminar online

SDE Seminar Series towards Rio+20
Sustainable Development and Environmental Health – SDE -  PAHO/WHO

Third Seminar on:  
Climate Change and health in the context of Rio+20

Climate change will figure prominently in the Rio+20 discussions. The Green Economy, a key topic of the Rio Conference, aims at combating Carbon emissions. While doing its part on mitigation, the health sector has also a mandatory role in addressing Adaptation to reduce the impacts of climate change on health.

In this Seminar, speakers will address climate change and health concerns, with specific references to actions in countries, linking the process to the Rio Conference.

February 22, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Eastern Standard Time (Washington DC USA)

To check local time in WDC against your time zone, see the World Clock at:

Website PAHO/WHO Rio+20 at:

Moderator – Dr Carlos Corvalan, Senior Advisor, Risk Assessment and Global Environmental Change

Translation will be available: English and Spanish

Report: Consultative Meeting on Health and Sustainable Development Rio+20 Sao Paulo November 2011

Reporte: Reunión de consulta sobre Salud y Desarrollo Sostenible en la Región de las Américas San Paulo Noviembre 2011

Reporte: Consulta preparatoria de la OPS para la "Cumbre de la Tierra 2012" Rio+20
Washington DC September 2010


12:00 pm – Welcome and Introduction
                   Dr. Carlos Corvalan, Senior Advisor, Risk Assessment and Global Environmental Change, PAHO/WHO

12:05 pm – Climate Change and Health: Key messages for Rio+20   – Dr. George Luber, CDC, USA 

12:15 pm - An experience of adaptation to the climate change in Bolivia – Dr. Marilyn Aparício

12:25 pm - The experience of Barbados in preparation to extreme events – Austin Grieves

12:35 pm  - Quebec climate change adaptation plan: an integrated platform for the surveillance of health-related indicators for extreme meteorological events
                  – Dr Pierre Gosselin
12:45 pm Q & A Moderator: Dr. Carlos Corvalan, Senior Advisor, Risk Assessment and Global Environmental Change, PAHO/WHO

12:55 pm Discussion and comments. Dr. Carlos Santos Burgoa, Regional Advisor Sustainable Development and Environmental Health PAHO/WHO

12:55 - 01:00 pm Wrap-up

How to participate:

In person:
525 23rd ST NW
Washington DC, 20037
Room C – 12h to 13h Eastern Time (WDC)

Online: via Elluminate link:

- Spanish room: 

- English room

Phone number for those without access to Elluminate:

Telephone  1-202-974-3075

Meeting IDs
English: RioPlus20 or  (746758720)
Español: RioMas20 or (74662720)


SDE Seminar Series towards Rio+20

"Human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable development.
They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature" - Principle 1 of the Rio…..”
Declaration on Environment and Development, 1992.

The Rio Declaration of 1992 recognizes that healthy populations are central to human progress and sustainable development, and remains equally true today. However, the economic pillar has been prioritized at the expense of the social and environmental pillars of sustainable development over the last few decades, becoming itself a source of volatility and destabilization .


The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development , Rio+20, now offers an opportunity to re-examine the relationship between health and sustainable development. The proposed SDE Seminar series towards Rio+20 aim at contributing to this important debate by bringing different themes of relevance to sustainable development and health to inform all areas of the Pan American Organization about the themes under discussion in the Rio Conference, but also to inform public health stakeholders and other decision makers in the health sector, to better take part in the debate.


The SDE Seminar series will happen every Wednesday   from 12 to 1pm (Washington time), from February 8 to June 13th.

All Seminars will be life-streamed, and opened for participation in person at the PAHO/WHO HQ, or via Elluminate, or via telephone line.
Some of the Seminars will be in English, others in Spanish.

For those who cannot follow the seminar alive, they will be available later at PAHO Rio+20 Toolkit at:

Contact Information: Dr. Agnes Soares


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