The impact of climate change on child health at home and abroad: COP26 and beyond

Last year, we joined many other organisations in declaring a climate emergency, highlighting in particular the detrimental impacts of air pollution on younger people. Since then, we have formed a dedicated Climate Change Working Group and are pleased to be hosting an online event focusing on this vital area of work. An exciting programme of speakers and sessions is now being developed and we hope you can join us virtually to be informed and inspired.
Date: -
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Spaces available
Fixed fee - £40

Programme

This online event will be recorded so registered delegates can catch up in their own time.  

This programme is CPD accredited.

Chaired by Dr Camilla Kingdon and Dr Liz Marder

Time

Session

Speaker/s

12:00

Tackling climate change: why this is a College-wide priority and introducing our three year programme of activity

Dr Camilla Kingdon, President, RCPCH and Alison Firth, RCPCH Strategic Projects Manager

12:25

RCPCH &Us: our priorities for tackling climate change

Emma Sparrow and Allison Guiton, RCPCH Children & Young People's' Engagement team

12:50

Reflecting on COP26: what does it mean for children and young people?

Rhiannon Osbourne

13:15

Q&A

 

13:30

Comfort break

 

13:40

Tracking the connections between public health and climate change: the latest from the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

Professor Anthony Costello and Dr Marina Romanello

14:05

Q&A

 

14:20

The impact of climate change on global child health: roles and responsibilities of paediatricians

Dr Bernadette O’Hare and Dr Haytham Ali

14:45

Q&A

 

15:00

Comfort break

 

15:10

Understanding the mental health needs of children and young people in relation to the climate emergency

Dr Catriona Mellor, Specialty Doctor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust 

15:35

Q&A

 

15:50

Improving air quality in urban environments: the children, cities and climate project

Professor Shunmay Yeung, Head of the Clinical Research Department at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

16:15

Q&A

 

16:30

Panel session: The climate crisis is a child rights crisis – mobilising together for action

Panel to feature Professor Jeff Goldhagen, President of ISSOP and professor of pediatrics at the University of Florida 

17:00

Close 

 

Book your place now for just £40