Agenda and Presentations

Climate and Health Summit, 4 Dec.

Tropicana Hotel, 85 O R Tambo Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

8 – 9  Registration, Coffee

9 – 9:30   OPENING CEREMONYAmatsheketshe Traditional Dancers

9:30 – 10:00 KEYNOTE 1:
The Honourable Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, South Africa, introduced by the Honourable Dr. Sibongiseni Dhlomo, Member of the Executive Committee of Health, Province of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

10 – 10:30 KEYNOTE 2: 
Dr. Hugh Montgomery, UCL Division of Medicine; Climate and Health Council, UK

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee

10:45 – 12:00:  PLENARY PANEL: 
Climate Change and Health—Politics and Economics


Co-Moderators: Dr. Rajen Naidoo, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN; Joshua Karliner, Health Care Without Harm
In memoriam:  A brief tribute to Dr. Paul Epstein, speaker: John Balbus, United States National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences; and short video
Plenary Speakers: Nnimmo Bassey, President, Friends of the Earth International; Dr. Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Climate and Health Team Leader, Department of Public Health and Environment, WHO; Martin Khor, Director, South Centre

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:30 – 3:00 SIMULTANEOUS PANELS 1:  Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

1.1 Addressing Climate and Health in Africa

Moderator: Dr. Rajen Naidoo, Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
Speakers: Lucien Manga, WHO-AFRO; Mrs. Aneliswa Cele, Director: Environmental Health National Department of Health, South Africa;  Jonny Myers, University of Cape Town, South Africa; Assefa Tofu, World Vision, Ethiopia.

1.2 Climate Mitigation and Adaptation in the Health Sector

Moderator: Joshua Karliner, Health Care Without Harm and Fiona Armstrong, Climate and Health Alliance
Speakers: Dr. Carlos Dora, Department of Public Health and Environment, WHO; Dr. Shu-Ti Chiou, Vice Chair of International Health Promoting Hospitals Network/Director General Bureau of Health Promotion, Taiwan; Louis Reynolds, Associate Professor, Health Sciences Faculty University of Cape Town/People’s Health Movement; Vital Ribeiro Filho, Executive Director, Hospitais Saudaveis, Brazil

1.3 Health Co-Benefits of Climate Mitigation: Saving Lives and Money

Moderator: Dr. Robin Stott, Climate and Health Council and and Maya Tickell- Painter, Healthy Planet
Speakers: Professor Sir Andy Haines, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, USA; Dr. Pendo Maro HCWH Europe/HEAL; Dr. Cristina Tirado, Public Health Institute, USA

3:00 – 3:15  Coffee Break

3:15 – 5:00 SIMULTANEOUS PANELS 2:  Advocacy for a Healthy Climate

2.1 Climate and Public Health Advocacy in South Africa

Moderator: Rico Euripidou, groundWork and Dr. Mark Colvin
Speakers: Desmond D’Sa, Chair, South Durban Community Environmental Alliance;  Rico Euripidou, Research Manager, groundWork; Angela Mathee, Director, Environment and Health Research Unit, Medical Research Council of South Africa; Professor Nceba Gqaleni, Chair of Traditional Health, UKZN

2.2 Role of Health Professionals and Women in Advocating for a Healthy Climate

Moderator: Dr. Robin Stott, Climate and Health Council and and Maya Tickell- Painter, Healthy Planet
Speakers: Dr. Dong Chun Shin, World Medical Association; Ms. Thembeka Gwagwa, General Secretary, Democratic Nurses Association of South Africa; Dr. Fazel Randera, South Africa Medical Association; Elena Villalobos, Gender Focal Point, Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization

2.3 The GeoPolitics of Climate and Health—Equity and Sustainability in the UNFCCC Process and Beyond

Moderator: Hugh Montgomery, Climate and Health Council
Speakers: Nick Watts, Projects Director, International Federation of Medical Student Associations; Marina Maiero, Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization; Patrick Bond, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

5:00 – 5:15  Coffee

5:15 – 6:30 CLOSING CEREMONY

Closing Keynotes: Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director, Greenpeace International; The Honorable, Dr Z L Mkhize, Premeir of KwaZulu Natal Province (invited)

Reading of the Conference Declaration and Call to ActionEndorse Now!

Performance: Amatsheketshe Traditional Dancers

6:45-7:45 COCKTAIL PARTY

Speaker’s Profiles