Regional Symposium on Climate Change, Planetary, and Human Health

Date

Oct 28 2022

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Cook Campus Center -- Multipurpose Room ABC
59 Biel Rd. New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Event Type: In-Person (Register Here)

Program Description:

Climate change is the single biggest health threat facing humanity (WHO 2021). The impacts are already being felt through air and nonrecyclable waste pollution, disease, extreme weather events, forced displacement, food insecurity, and pressures on mental health. Every year, environmental factors take the lives of 13 million people. Sixty-three percent of Americans say climate change is affecting their local community. The picture is bleak, but not all hope is lost. The time to act is now.

With the above in mind, Rutgers University,  New Jersey Institute of Technology, Princeton University, and Stevens Institute of Technology have joined forces to hold a Regional Symposium on Climate Change, Planetary, and Human Health. The goal of this symposium it to learn what each of our respective institutions are engaged with in research, innovation and implementation to address one the 21st century biggest challenges, and to identify potential areas of collaboration that would benefit the population of New Jersey and beyond. We have put together a timely and exciting line of topics and speakers.  

Thematic Areas:

  • Climate change and climate science
  • Health impacts of climate change: vulnerability and disparity
  • Food safety and security in a changing climate
  • Healthcare systems and climate change
  • Role of technology and engineering tools to combat health impacts of climate change
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Date

Oct 28 2022

Time

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Organizer

Rutgers Climate Institute
Website
https://climatechange.rutgers.edu/

Co-Sponsors

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI)
Website
https://eohsi.rutgers.edu/
Biomedical and Health Sciences
Website
https://academichealth.rutgers.edu/
RWJBarnabas Health
Website
https://www.rwjbh.org/

Location

Cook Campus Center -- Multipurpose Room ABC
59 Biel Rd. New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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