Policy & Global Development, Urban Planning, Environment and Health

Expanding the Scope of Research in Planetary Health in Europe

ISGlobal Severo Ochoa webinar series

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Date
24/02/2021 - 24/03/2021
Hour
15.00 h
Place
Online
(Zoom)
Speaker
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Funded by the ISGlobal Severo Ochoa Strategic Programme, ISGlobal in collaboration with the LSHTM - Centre on Climate Change & Planetary Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), is hosting the series of 5 weekly webinars: “Expanding the scope of research in Planetary Health in Europe”.

The programme is aimed at strengthening the field of Planetary Health, particularly within Europe, by bringing together stakeholders from academia, government, and civil society. The initiative builds on previous activities including the EU meeting “The Europe that Protects: Safeguarding our Planet, Safeguarding our Health” hold in Dec 2020 in Helsinki, as well as the “Horizon 2020 HERA Research agenda for the Environment, Climate & Health 2020-2030”.

Main objectives:

  • Update the knowledge in specific areas of Planetary Health to identify research gaps, including a focus on: 1) research methodologies; 2) existing evidence and design of interventions; and 3) demand for new knowledge from end-users and stakeholders
  • Develop an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research and innovation agenda for Planetary Health
  • Strengthen the network of Planetary Health in Europe

Sessions

The webinar series will be structured in five sessions from 15.00 h to 17.00 h CET. All recorded sessions are available in the Multimedia section of this website, as well as at the ISGlobal YouTube channel.

DATE: 24 February 2021
TIME: 15.00 h -17.00 h CET

15.00 - 15.10 h
Welcome and presentation. — Webinar chairs: Jaana Halonen (Research Programme Director – Safe and health promoting environments at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare - THL) and Josep M. Antó (Research Professor and Former Scientific Director of ISGlobal, Professor of Medicine at Universitat Pompeu Fabra).

15.10 - 15.25 h
The role of science for achieving sustainable development. How research on Planetary Health fits into the big picture? — Howard Frumkin (Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health).

15.25 - 15.40 h
The planetary boundaries: from science to politics – what is needed for better implementation of research. — Johan Rockström (Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam).

15.40 - 15.55 h
The development of Planetary Health as a multidisciplinary research framework. — Sir Andy Haines (Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine).

15.55 - 16.10 h
Global Environment Outlook – GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People. — Joyeeta Gupta (Full Professor on Environment and Development in the Global South at the University of Amsterdam and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in Delft).

16.10 - 16.25 h
The Horizon Europe landscape and opportunities for research and innovation in Planetary Health. — Marjan Van Meerloo (Policy officer at the Earth Observation, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Unit C3 – Climate and Planetary Boundaries).

16.25 h - 16.55 h
Panel Discussion with audience questions. Moderated by Jaana Halonen (THL) and Josep M. Antó (ISGlobal, UPF). Comment: Ms. Sirpa Pietikäinen, Member of the European Parliament.

16.55 - 17.00 h
Closing remarks. – Jaana Halonen (THL) and Josep M. Antó (ISGlobal, UPF).

DATE: 2 March 2021
TIME: 15.00 h -17.00 h CET

15.00 - 15.10 h
Welcome and introduction. — Webinar chairs Jaana Halonen (Research Programme Director – Safe and health promoting environments at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare – THL) and Alan Dangour (Director, Centre on Climate Change & Planetary Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine – LSHTM).

15.10 - 15.25 h
Planetary health diets and just food system transitions — Minna Kaljonen (Research Professor, Just sustainability transformations, Finnish Environment Institute-SYKE).

15.25 - 15.35 h
The environmental footprints of  the Spanish recommended dietary patterns. — Sara González-García (Senior Researcher, University of Santiago de Compostela).

15.35 - 15.45 h
The role of international trade in food system resilience. — Pauline Scheelbeek (Assistant Professor in Nutritional and Environmental Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine).

15.45 - 15.55 h
The environmental impacts of cell-cultured foods. — Hanna Tuomisto (Associate Professor in Sustainable Food Systems, University of Helsinki).

15.55 - 16.05 h
Nudging Consumers toward Sustainable Diets. — Brian Cook (Senior Researcher, Livestock, Environment and People project-LEAP, University of Oxford).

16.05 h - 16.20 h
Panel Discussion with audience questions. Moderated by Jaana Halonen (THL) and Alan Dangour (LSHTM).

16.20 - 16.35 h
The Farm to Fork Strategy –a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system in Europe. — Dora Szentpaly-Kleis (Policy officer, European Commission, DG for Health and Food Safety, Directorate Food sustainability, international relations, Unit D1 Farm to fork strategy).

16.35 h - 16.55 h
Panel Discussion with all speakers and audience questions. Moderated by Jaana Halonen (THL) and Alan Dangour (LSHTM). Comment: Professor Anna Lartey (University of Ghana, immediate past-Director of Nutrition, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation)

16.55 h - 17.00 h
Closing remarks. — Jaana Halonen (THL) and Alan Dangour (LSHTM).

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DATE: 10 March 2021
TIME: 15.00 h -17.00 h CET

15.00 - 15.10 h
Welcome and presentation. — Webinar chairs Cathryn Tonne (Associate Research Professor in Air Pollution, Urban Planning, Environment and Health at ISGlobal) and Sir Andy Haines (Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine-LSHTM).

15.10 - 15.30 h
Co-benefits of decarbonizing power systems in Europe and beyond. — Gunnar Luderer (Deputy Head of Department, Working Group Leader for the Energy System group at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research-PIK).

15.30 - 15.50 h
Impacts of fossil fuel-related emissions on public health and climate. — Jos Lelieveld (Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry).

15.50 - 16.10 h
Low-carbon development pathways for better health, equity and air quality. — Shonali Pachauri (Research Group Leader, Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions, Energy Climate and Environment Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis-IIASA).

16.10 - 16.30 h
How to accelerate progress towards decarbonization of the power sector in Europe? Green deal opportunities. — Anne Stauffer (Director for Strategy and Campaigns at the Health and Environment Alliance -HEAL).

16.30 - 16.55h
Panel discussion with audience questions. — Moderated by Cathryn Tonne (ISGlobal) and Sir Andy Haines (LSHTM).

16.55 - 17.00h
Closing remarks. — Cathryn Tonne (ISGlobal) and Sir Andy Haines (LSHTM).

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DATE: 17 March 2021
TIME: 15.00 h -17.00 h CET

15.00 - 15.10 h
Welcome and presentation. — Webinar chairs: Jaana Halonen (Research Programme Director – Safe and health promoting environments at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare-THL) and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen (Research Professor, Director of the Urban Planning, Environment and Health Initiative, and Director of the Air pollution and Urban Environment Programme at ISGlobal).

15.10 - 15.25 h
Review the state of play for research and action related to sustainable, carbon-neutral urban areas in Europe - Knowledge gaps. — James Woodcock (Reader at The Centre for Diet and Activity Research and leader of the Public Health Modelling group, University of Cambridge).

15.25 - 15.40 h
Promoting health through sustainable urban development in a hotter and drier climate: barriers and facilitators. — Maya Negev (Head of Health Systems Policy and Administration Program, University of Haifa).

15.40 - 15.55 h
How to accelerate progress towards sustainable, carbon-neutral cities in Europe? — Matthew Baldwin (Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission).

15.55 - 16.10 h
Nature-based solutions’ contribution towards urban climate resilience and human wellbeing. — Sara Maia (Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Central European University).

16.10 - 16.25 h
How could the production of new knowledge respond to user/stakeholder needs? — Maria José Rojo (Coordinator Active Travel & Health at POLIS network).

16.25 - 16.55 h
Panel discussion with audience questions. — Moderated by Jaana Halonen (THL) and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen (ISGlobal).

16.55 - 17.00 h
Closing remarks. — Jaana Halonen (THL) and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen (ISGlobal).

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DATE: 24 March 2021
TIME: 15.00 h -17.00 h CET

15.00 - 15.10 h
Welcome and presentation. — Webinar chairs: Marina Erhola (CEO of the Päijät-Hämeen Hospital District, Lahti, Finland) and Cristina O’Callaghan-Gordo (Associated Researcher at ISGlobal and Professor at the UOC [Universitat Oberta de Catalunya])

15.10-15.25h
The UK NHS strategy to carbon neutral health systems. — Natalia Kurek (Senior Clinical Lead, Greener NHS Programme at NHS)

15.25-15.40h
The Finnish approach to Planetary Health. — Marina Erhola (CEO of the Päijät-Hämeen Hospital District, Lahti, Finland)

15.40-15.55h
Innovative solutions to reduce the problems that plastic generates at an environmental and health level. — Maria Westerbos (Founder & Director at the Plastic Soup Foundation)

15.55-16.10h
Strengthening the links between research, communication and advocacy to get an impact. — Génon K. Jensen (Executive Director at Health & Environment Alliance - HEAL)

16.10-16.25h
Panel discussion with audience questions. — Moderated by Cristina O’Callaghan-Gordo (ISGlobal)

16.25-16.40h
The HERA research and translation agenda on Planetary Health. — Manolis Kogevinas (Senior researcher and Scientific Director of the Severo Ochoa distinction at ISGlobal)

16.40-16.55h
Panel discussion with audience questions. — Moderated by Cristina O’Callaghan-Gordo (ISGlobal)

16.55 - 17.00 h
Closing remarks. — Marina Erhola (Päijät-Hämeen Hospital District) and Cristina O’Callaghan-Gordo (ISGlobal).

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Organizing Committee:

Josep M. Antó (ISGlobal), Cristina O'Callaghan-Gordo (ISGlobal), Cathryn Tonne (ISGlobal), Manolis Kogevinas (ISGlobal), Mark Nieuwenhuijsen (ISGlobal), Jaana Halonen (THL), Alan Dangour (LSHTM), and Sir Andy Haines (LSHTM).

 

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