Upcoming Events

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Webinar: Heat Waves and COVID-19 – lessons learned from summer 2020 by national public health institutes

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Online

May 12, 2021

Please join us on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 8am EDT / 2pm CEST for a webinar on the impact of heat waves during the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessons learned from summer 2020 by national public health institutes (NPHIs). The webinar will feature NPHI case studies by Dr. Shubhayu Saha of the Climate and Health Section of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Werner Hagens, responsible for the Dutch Heatwaves Plan at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands, and Owen Landeg of the Extreme Events and Health Protection Team at Public Health England. A panel discussion will follow to discuss possible solutions and how to adapt public health practice to address the combined impact of heatwaves and COVID-19. Our panelists will be Dr. Geneviève Chêne, chief executive of Santé publique France, Céline Campagna, responsible for the Adaptation Plan to Climate Change at the National Public Health Institute of Quebec, Juli Trtanj of the Global Heat Health Information Network, and a panelist to be announced from the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center. The session will be moderated by Prof. Duncan Selbie, president of IANPHI. Thanks to support from U.S. CDC, IANPHI will offer live interpretation on Zoom in French, Spanish and Portuguese. Please let us know whether you will need interpretation by completing the relevant field on the Zoom registration page.

Pre-Olympic International Conference for Adaptations and Nutrition in Sports in 2020

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Taipai, Taiwan

Jul 9, 2021 - Jul 12, 2021

This largest international nutrition conference in Asia is expected to attract more than 1000 participants around the world. The conference will have 18 symposia related to sports nutrition aiming to bring the latest discovery related how exercise training and nutrition improves human performance, metabolic condition, and aging. You’ll learn, network, engage and catch up with those as passionate about sports nutrition as you are.

11th International Conference on Urban Climate

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Sydney, Australia

Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 2, 2021

The general theme of the ICUC-11 conference is “Cities as Living Labs: Climate, Vulnerability, and Multidisciplinary Solutions.”​ Accordingly, the organizing committee has identified six scientific streams for ICUC11, with each stream covering various sessions and plenaries. These streams include:​ Urban climate processes​; Urban climate methods​; Biometeorology & health​; Integrated assessments of urban climate​; Climate-conscious design and sustainable development​; Urban climate policy.

2nd Global Forum on Heat and Health

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Copenhagen, Denmark / Online

Postponed to 2021

The 2nd Global Heat Health Forum, originally scheduled for July 28-31 in Copenhagen, will be postponed until 2021. Virtual events were held in summer 2020 in lieu of the in-person Forum.  

Adaptation Futures 2020

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New Delhi, India

Postponed to 2021

The Energy and Resources Institute will co-host the Adaptation Futures 2020 with the World Adaptation Science Programme (WASP) in Delhi from 28 September - 1 October, 2020. It is the sixth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation and the first to be held in Asia. Adaptation Futures is the flagship event of the World Adaptation Science Program, which is one of the four components of World Climate Programme (WCP) based on the World Meteorological Organization Congress XVI Resolution 18. As a premier event in the global adaptation spectrum, Adaptation Futures is a unique platform to facilitate dialogues towards action oriented solutions from a diverse range of stakeholders that includes academia, practitioners, scientists and policy makers from across the world.

Past Events

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Webinar: Time for heat health action – Updated evidence for effective prevention

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Online

May 5, 2021

The year 2020 was one of the three warmest on record. This year, we must also brace ourselves for a long, hot summer as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the problems caused by prolonged periods of heat. This webinar looks at different areas of ongoing work on preventing the adverse health outcomes from heat through good public health practice. The session presents the latest scientific evidence related to effective heat health action planning and features case studies from European countries. WHO/Europe will present an update on its #KeepCool campaign and release a series of video clips to support communication with the public on heat health prevention.

Masterclass: Understanding, Modeling, and Mitigating Urban Heat Islands

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Online

Feb 17, 2021 - Mar 2, 2021

This 3-part Masterclass will include a rapid review of what’s known about urban heat islands, and provide insights into considerations for choosing interventions to manage them.

Global Dialogue Platform: Extreme heat and COVID-19: Managing complex and cascading hazards

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Online

Dec 10, 2020

As part of the Global Dialogue Platform for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action 2020, the session on "Extreme heat and COVID-19: Managing complex and cascading hazards" focused on the complexity of managing extreme heat and COVID-19 in 2020.   Drawing on global case studies and resources, speakers discussed the challenges of heat preparedness during the global pandemic, including the realities of what has been experienced at community level in several countries.   The session included brief presentations and a moderated panel discussion, along with interactive questions around heatwave risk management, and how to modify typical cooling interventions while respecting infection control efforts. Tools and approaches that can help guide local and national authorities to coordinate and adjust heat action plans and interventions, to incorporate COVID-19 prevention.   Hosted by Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN), Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, and Anticipation Hub.   Facilitator: - Roop Singh, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Climate Risk Advisor Speakers: - Elspeth Oppermann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Rachel Carson Centre), Senior Researcher - Joy Shumake-Guillemot, WHO-WMO Climate Health Office and Global Health Health Information Network, Lead - Sarah Barr, Start Network, Learning and Research Advisor (Crisis Anticipation and Risk Financing)  

Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action 2020 – Virtual Event

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Online

Dec 8, 2020 - Dec 10, 2020

Towards the end of this extraordinary and - in so many ways - challenging year of 2020, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the 8th Global Dialogue Platform on Anticipatory Humanitarian Action, which will take place virtually from 8th – 10th December 2020.   Facing a world in crisis, our anticipatory action community recognizes the importance to continue to learn and to grow. We want to invite you to join us to share experiences, learnings and challenges faced at this year’s Global Dialogue Platform, which has the theme: Collaborating for Climate, COVID-19 and Conflict: Getting Ahead of Crises with Anticipatory Action

Virtual global launch of the 2020 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change report

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Online

Dec 3, 2020

Join online to discover new findings from the 2020 Report on the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. In total 120 world-leading experts, including authors from 35 academic institutions and UN agencies spanning every continent have looked at more than 40 indicators for the report.

2020 Understanding Risk Forum

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Online

Dec 1, 2020 - Dec 3, 2020

The Understanding Risk (UR) Global Forum is a biennial conference that convenes experts and practitioners from all around the world to showcase the best practices and latest innovations in the field of disaster risk identification as well as to facilitate non-traditional interactions and partnerships.   The 2020 edition also marks the 10th anniversary of UR community, and we are celebrating its achievements and the advancements of the field during the past decade.