SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY
November 22, 2017
On behalf of the UC San Diego Institute for Public Health (IPH) and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), we would like to invite you, community members and organizations to attend a presentation and discussion of a recent Vatican climate change summit, which was organized, sponsored and attended by a distinguished UC San Diego delegation.
A VIEW FROM THE VATICAN: CLIMATE CHANGE, AIR POLLUTION, AND HEALTH AS OUR RESPONSIBILITY
Thursday, December 7, 2017
An International Conference on Climate Change, organized and chaired by
V. Ramanathan of SIO (and Co-Chair of the IPH Climate Change Working
Group), was held at the Vatican in November 2017. It was co-sponsored
by, and received direct participation from, the IPH and faculty from the
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health: Professors Michael
Pratt (IPH Director), Professor Wael Al-Delaimy (Associate Director of
the IPH and Co-Chair of the IPH Climate Change Working Group), Professor
Bess Marcus (formerly Dept Chair and Sr. Assoc. Dean for Public Health),
as well as Professor Fonna Forman (Director of UC San Diego Center for
Global Justice and IPH Advisor). Further, co-participants included
California Governor Jerry Brown, Kevin de Leon (President pro Tempore of
the California Senate) and US Representative Scott Peters (San Diego).
The Vatican discussions focused on the overwhelming scientific evidence
of the human impact on climate, the urgent need for multi-sectoral
action, and promising evidence-based strategies for reducing negative
impacts, from around the world. A Declaration summarizing the
deliberations has been posted on the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
website and will be presented at the United Nations Climate Change
Conference in Bonn, Germany this month.
For more information: http://publichealth.ucsd.edu/
On behalf of IPH Director Michael Pratt, we hope to see you there!