Conferences and symposiums KI Conference on Sustainable Development: The health effects of climate change, and how to prevent them

17-11-2020 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Add to iCal
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Join us in a conference where you will learn more about SDGs, hear about the latest research regarding them, and how you can address SDGs in your research activities.

As the world faces greater challenges than ever before, the United Nations has developed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030 to protect the planet and ensure health and prosperity for all. Karolinska Institutet is devoted to finding solutions to health challenges and to help fulfil these goals. Of these, how to prevent climate change and how it affects our health is a current critical question for humankind.

Conference chair: Nina Rawal, PhD, Founder of emerging health ventures.


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Welcome and introduction

Speakers: Nina Rawal/Susanne Gabrielsson

Gabriel Wikström, National coordinator Agenda 2030
Strategy 2030 and SDGs at KI

Speaker: Ole Petter Ottersen.

Health effects of climate change – an overview

Speaker: Sir Andy Haines, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2001-2010

A new KI funded call: position yourself for new funding opportunities

Speaker: Daniela Strodthoff

Research funding by the Swedish Research Council in relation to Agenda 2030

Speaker: Dan Wilhelmsson, Swedish Research Council

SDGs in innovation and investments

Speaker: Nina Rawal

Presentations and roundtable discussions: Healthy food – healthy people – healthy planet

Chair: Mats J Olsson

Petter Brodin: How do early exposures shape the development of the infant immune system?
Miia Kivipelto: Lifestyle factors affecting aging and dementia
Peter Stenvinkel: Planetary health and burden of life style diseases - what saves the planet saves our health 

Presentations and roundtable discussions: Health effects of climate change

Chair: Tobias Alfvén

Climate change leads to reduced air quality and temperature changes, which leads to changed  infection patterns, reduced health, more natural disasters and migration. 

Elisabet Lindgren: Infectious diseases and climate change
Erik Melén: How does environmental exposures influence child health?
Johan von Schreeb: How to deal with the unexpected

Summary and conclusions

Speakers: Nina Rawal/Susanne Gabrielsson

Programme and flyer


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