With Professor Andrew Haines. Warming of the climate system, due largely to the burning of fossil fuels and land use change, is now considered by the UN IPCC to be ‘unequivocal’. A major concern is the adverse effects on crop yield as a result of climate change, and many poor populations are also exposed to an increased risk of extreme climate events including flooding and drought, or because pre-existing illness such as HIV makes them more vulnerable to undernutrition. Professor Andy Haines of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has served as a member of the IPCC, the WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and his research currently focuses on the health co-benefits of ‘low carbon’ policies including sustainable healthy cities and food systems.
6.45pm (doors open 6.30).