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Health policy implications of climate change

17.30, Wednesday 13 July 2022

Royal Society

6 Carlton House Terrace London

The Academy is working alongside the Foundation for Science and Technology to sponsor an upcoming event on health policy and climate change, taking place online and in-person on Wednesday 13 July 2022.


YouTube Live: 6:00 – 7:30pm

In-person Event (including dinner): 5:30 – 9:30pm

Chaired by the Rt Hon Lord (David) Willetts, Chairman of the Foundation for Science and Technology, this forum will explore how the UK Government can respond to key questions, including what the implications are for health as the climate continues to change - both in the UK and elsewhere, what the health policy response should be to changes in climate and how to build this into our plans for a low carbon future. 

Guest speakers: 

  • Professor Chris Whitty CB FMedSci, Chief Medical Officer for England
  • Revati Phalkey, Head, Climate Change and Health Unit, UK Health Security Agency [TBC]
  • Professor Mike Tipton, Trustee, The Physiological Society and Professor of Human and Applied Physiology, University of Portsmouth
  • Modi Mwatsama, Head of Climate Interventions, Climate and Health, Wellcome Trust



Participating Online: 

For online participation, the discussion event will be streamed on Youtube from 6.00pm BST, including speaker presentations and a Q&A panel session with the speakers forming a panel. The Chair will take questions from both the online and in-person audiences. Questions will be taken via Slido.

To register for the online session, click here.

In-Person attendance: 

The event will be held in the Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG, with networking and refreshments from 5.30pm.

To register to attend in person, please click here. A full schedule is avaialble in the event flier on the right hand side of this page. 

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