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BU Dean’s Symposium: Changing the Climate: How Public Health, Cities, and the Media can Advance Climate Solutions

Featuring Gina McCarthy, former administrator for the United States Environmental Protection Agency; Barbara Ferrer (SPH’88), Los Angeles Department of Health; David Miller, North America Regional Director and C40 Ambassador for Inclusive Climate Action; and more.

Climate change will have enormous impacts on human health and well-being throughout the world. In response, many cities are developing farsighted policies to reduce carbon emissions while also adapting to ongoing changes. However, high-level political support for climate action remains weak, and policymakers need to be able to articulate the benefits of their climate policies. Public health researchers are documenting how urban climate solutions can directly benefit the health of local residents, but this research has not yet been communicated in a manner that has motivated effective action. This symposium will bring together thought leaders from public health, cities, and journalism to develop strategies that bring greater attention to—and produce visionary actions that address—the global climate challenge. Co-hosted with the Pulitzer Center. Additional partners include the Boston University Initiative on Cities and the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment.

#BUSPHSymposia. LIVE STREAMING AVAILABLE at www.bu.edu/sph/live

Wednesday, April 20, 2018, 8:00 to 4:30 p.m.

For more information on the event, go to: http://www.bu.edu/sph/news-events/signature-programs/deans-symposia/changing-the-climate-how-public-health-cities-and-the-media-can-advance-climate-solutions/