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Climate and Health Rapid Response: Wildfires in the Mediterranean

September 29, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Mediterranean has become a “climate hotspot,” with record heat and drought driving some of the most intense blazes on record for the region. These highly interconnected climate risks have resulted in compounding environmental health exposures for the region’s inhabitants.

This webinar seeks to elevate the health voice by bringing together clinical, public health, and emergency response experts to assess emerging health impacts and explore opportunities for bolstering health system responses to safeguard human health.

Panelists:

Nadim Farajalla, PhD
Director of the Climate Change and the Environment Program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut

Charalampia V. Geladari, MD
President of the Helinic Society for Environmental and Climate Medicine

Ümit Şahin, PhD
Senior Scholar at the Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanci University.
Co-Founder of the Association of the Doctors for the Environment.

 

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