The Elephant in the Waiting Room: Healthcare’s Imperative to Address the Climate Crisis
The health care sector is both a contributor to climate chaos (almost 5% of global emissions) and a critical partner in addressing it. This talk will focus on the role the healthcare sector can play in leveraging all its assets to change the narrative on climate change, transform the healthcare supply chain, and anchor the resilience of the communities it serves.
Gary Cohen has been a pioneer in the environmental health movement for more than 35 years. He has helped build coalitions and networks globally to address health impacts related to climate change and toxic chemical exposure. Cohen is co-founder and president of Health Care Without Harm, created in 1996 to help transform the health care sector to be environmentally sustainable and support the health and climate resilience of the communities they serve. Since its inception, the nonprofit has grown to lead and partner in groundbreaking initiatives in more than 72 countries. Cohen was awarded the Champion of Change Award for Climate Change and Public Health by the White House in 2013. In 2015, Cohen received a MacArthur Fellowship and a “Genius Grant” from the MacArthur Foundation. For more about Cohen and his work, view the MacArthur Award video.
Tuesday, February 1 at 2:00pmVirtual Event