Elevating health in the climate debate

10 Apr 2024, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Roundhouse, UNSW Sydney

As we grapple with the increasing consequences of climate change, experts are warning that it’s not just an environmental issue, declaring it the ‘biggest global health threat of the 21st century’. 

In a discussion led by ABC’s climate and health reporter, Tegan Taylor, hear from experts on how disasters such as bushfires and droughts, which are heightened by climate change, are triggering a spectrum of health risks – from climate anxiety to respiratory diseases and more.  

  • Dr Georgia Behrens - Assistant Director, National Health, Sustainability and Climate Unit, Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care 

  • Scientia Professor Guy Marks AO - physician and epidemiologist, Woolcock and UNSW Medicine & Health 

  • Professor Ben Newell - Director, Institute for Climate Risk and Response, UNSW Sydney 

  • Dr Chloe Watfern - Research Fellow, Black Dog Institute 

Following the discussion, guests are invited to continue the conversation with friends, academics, and industry at a networking reception.  

Register here

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