Health, security and economic benefits of tackling climate change





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Published on Oct 19, 2011


Climate change is the greatest current threat to public health. This is the view shared by Dr Margaret Chan, director general of WHO, and a growing number of the world's health professionals. Less well known is the view of leading military experts -- those working to prevent and manage conflicts around the world: that climate change is also the greatest future threat to security.

Moderator: Stephen Boucher - Director of the EU Climate Policies programme, European Climate Foundation

Professor Sir Andy Haines - Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Tom Spencer - Vice-Chair, Institute for Environmental Security
Dr Amory Lovins - Chairman and Scientist in Chief, Rocky Mountain Institute (by videolink)
Trevor Maynard - Head of Exposure Management and Reinsurance, Lloyd's
Richard Gillies - Director of Plan A, Marks and Spencer


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