OSH Forum is an inclusive and collaborative approach at the service of all actors contributing to the improvement of global health and its inclusion in the 2030 Agenda of the SDGs; A project of general interest, rich in fruitful, concrete and operational exchanges, whose objective is to lead to influential recommendations and innovative actions.
Strategic round table and interactive discussion
Health innovation and the climate emergency: how to reduce the impact of global health?
Date: Wednesday, 5 July 2023
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm CEST
Healthcare and medical research activities contribute significantly to climate change. They account for around 5% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions – and up to 9% in the wealthiest countries. Production and supply chains are also heavily dependent on single-use plastics and other polluting industrial practices.
Stakeholders in global health – whether in medical research, or the production or deployment of medical products – have a critical role to play in addressing the climate emergency: both in terms of reducing carbon emissions and environmental impacts, but also in designing and promoting an overall operational approach that more systematically integrates the climate paradigm, in line with the fundamental principle of ‘do no harm’.
This interactive roundtable will explore the issues faced by the non-profit health innovation actors and the pharmaceutical industry in addressing these critical questions.
- Bruno Jochum, Climate Action Accelerator
- Philippe Duneton, Unitaid
- Alexandre Fraichard, GenOway
- Sarah Ouanhnon, UK National Health Service
- Luis Pizarro, DNDi
- Dave Ripin, Clinton Health Access Initiative