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Health threats from climate change: The time to act is now

On 1 October, the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) hosted the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) for a policy roundtable on climate change and human health.

During this event EASAC presented its latest publication on "The imperative of climate action to protect human health in Europe" which was released in June 2019.

Programme of the event:

13:00 Welcome by Étienne BASSOT, Director, Members' Research Service, EPRS

Opening speech by Cristian BUŞOI, MEP, Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

13:10 Presentation of EASAC report 'The imperative of climate action to protect human health in Europe' by EASAC co-chairs Andy HAINES and Volker TER MEULEN

13:30 Robin FEARS, EASAC Biosciences Programme Director on policy challenges

13:40 Roundtable discussion with:

• Andy HAINES, Professor of environmental change and public health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

•Robin FEARS, EASAC Biosciences programme Director

• Caroline COSTONGS, Director of EuroHealthNet, Brussels

•Gregor ERBACH, Policy analyst, EPRS

Moderator: Alessandro PICCIOLI, Head of the Economic Policies Unit, EPRS

13:55 Questions and interventions from the audience

14:15 End of event

Read a report on this event here.

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