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Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Aotearoa - 2020 Webinar Series

A green, equitable and resilient post-COVID pathway for health and healthcare

This webinar series replaces the Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Conference Aotearoa which was planned for June 2020 and acts as a stepping stone to the conference in 2021.

We are delighted to announce this webinar series, focused on sustainable healthcare and climate health. Presenting the latest information, the 30-min programmes will air fortnightly on Tuesdays at 4pm (NZST), from June to October 2020.

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Download the webinar poster (PDF)

The programme content covers both climate change mitigation and adaptation in relation to health and ranges from research and innovation to policy and operational implementation. There is a strong focus on equity and how the right post-COVID response can bring wide co-benefits to health, health equity and well-being.

Introduction to the webinar series by Dr David Pencheon OBE, founding Director of the Sustainable Development Unit for NHS England and Public Health England

Who is it for?

The online series is open to anyone interested in ensuring New Zealand moves ahead with urgency to a low emission, resilient and equitable health system. It offers opportunities to connect on sustainable healthcare and climate change and health.


If you would like to sign-up for the series, please register here and you will be sent the webinar link. Once registered, the link will enable you to join any of sessions listed.

Each webinar consists of a presentation and Q&A session.  For those unable to attend the live event, the speaker's presentation will be recorded and a link placed in the programme listing after the broadcast. However, participation in the Q&A, is only available to those joining live. 

Webinar series programme | Tuesdays at 4pm (NZ Standard Time)

Mihi Whakatau by Dr Rhys Jones, Co-convenor, OraTaiao NZ Climate and Health Council

Date Speaker Webinar topic/post-event video link
16 June Honourable Julie Anne Genter, Associate Minister for Health The Government’s response to sustainable healthcare and climate health
30 June Associate Professor Alexandra Macmillan, Environmental Health, University of Otago

A post-COVID equitable green and healthy transition

14 July Dr Ruth Large, Clinical Director Information Services and Virtual Health Care, Waikato DHB and Chair, NZ Telehealth Leadership Group The COVID telehealth boom: Impacts on patient transport and health inequities
28 July Panel of District Health Boards Sustainability Managers and Coordinators Part 1: Climate change mitigation at DHBs | Leadership, carbon, energy and buildings
11 August

Rick Lomax, Associate – Sustainability Advisor, Beca   Bio

The value of developing net zero carbon trajectories based on lessons learnt from the National Health Service, UK
25 August Dr Geoff Kira, School of Health Sciences, Massey University Health equity and access to food
8 September Panel of District Health Boards Sustainability Managers and Coordinators Part 2: Climate change mitigation at DHBs | Transport, procurement and waste
22 September Dr Niki Harre, Professor of Psychology, University of Auckland Climate change and the infinite game

6 October Dr Annette Bolton, Senior Scientist, Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR) Strengthening adaptation planning and action to climate-related health impacts in Pacific Islands: What we can learn from Tonga

More information and the recordings of each webinar will be linked from this page, as available.

Webinar series presented by

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OraTaiao logo (256px) Global Green and Healthy Hospitals logo (256px)

Date Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Time 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Audience All University,Public
Event Category Health Sciences
DepartmentPreventive and Social Medicine (Dunedin), Public Health (Wellington)
Contact NameFaith Atkins
Contact Phone+64 4 918 6301

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