Coronavirus and the Climate Crisis: Mobilizing Health for Common Solutions - Shared screen with speaker view
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São Paulo, Brasil
Welkom, South Africa.
slido code is #covidclimate
Kwele Jake Mulasi
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São Paulo, Brasil
São Paulo, Capital - Br.I am from a Hospital in Brasil, and I am Sorry for not having a command of the English language, a simultaneous translator would be good, at least for Spanish. Sorry.
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Should we all be vegan?
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sou do brasil, bahia
Edna Velásquez de Guatemala
Hi we have to talk about seriously about the agroecology and permaculture to be more healthy and take care at the same time the planet , this way is possible there are many many cases around the world who demostrate it, I am a testimony of it my life change totally we have a school to learn the people of the cities here in Ecuador how to cultive in agroecological way and also speak about the climate crisis, and how to eat in a conscious way, the education in the society is very important
For sure we need more vegans and also more links around sustainable, equitable, climate-friendly food systems across environment, health, climate and animal welfare policies/actors.
Nicole De Paula
We are really talking about promoting “Planetary Health”…there is an alliance working on this. We just need to scale up!
Mandeep referred to the Sustainable Health in Procurement Project - a collaboration with UNDP, HCWH, among others
The audio is lagging a bit. Maybe Dr. Kumar could speak a little slower in order for the audio to catch up? Thank you
Collaboration so invaluable and sharing resources - HCWH/Global Green and Healthy Hospitals carbon and waste measuring tools was so helpful for MSF/Doctors Without Borders to adapt a tool we made to measure, understand and work to mitigate our negative impact high level - thank you
You can find an overview of SHiPP here: https://noharm-global.org/issues/global/sustainable-health-procurement-project
And here is the link to the report on health care's global climate footprint - https://noharm-uscanada.org/content/global/health-care-climate-footprint-report
yes, Ruth, nurses are critical! and already key partners with HCWH
As a reminder, the code for sli.do is #CovidClimate
Global Green & Health Hospitals https://www.greenhospitals.net/
Hi all— here is an essay from HCWH on the coronavirus and climate crisis connection that pulls together many of the points addressed in this session. https://medium.com/@HCWH/coronavirus-and-the-climate-crisis-227c36bf07d0
I hope we also flag and speak briefly about the geopolitical risks of COVID and Climate policies - COVID - detaining and shutting borders to peoples, flouting international legal obligations for refugee protection and climate change: also interrelated closing borders to people fleeing for multiple reasons, criminalizing peoples and people who help them, and attacking/killing those who protect the environment and especially targeting activists and indigenous peoples
Considering the immediate crisis that hospitals are facing, when is the "right time" to start the dialogue with healthcare facilities about making investments that contribute to environmental sustainability? I am concerned that the focus will be on surviving this pandemic, and then going back to business as usual
Good article featuring UNEP executive director on environment (nature) and COVID-19, including public and human and non-human health. Important framing: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/25/coronavirus-nature-is-sending-us-a-message-says-un-environment-chief
Also need to bring in the philosophers at a time of existential crisis...Works of Peter G. Brown from McGill for example
From Guardian article (seems very relevant to discussion and actions from this webinar):
Nicole De Paula
We just published this short blog at IASS-Potsdam and I think it is important to bring some nuance to this debate. Many don’t see the health crisis as a health crisis. This deserves to be changed. “Is the Coronavirus “good” for climate change? This question misses the point” .https://www.iass-potsdam.de/en/blog/2020/03/coronavirus-climate-change
[repeated — now with quote!] From Guardian article (seems very relevant to discussion and actions from this webinar):From Guardian article (seems very relevant to discussion and actions from this webinar): Aaron Bernstein, at the Harvard School of Public Health in the US, said the destruction of natural places drives wildlife to live close to people and that climate change was also forcing animals to move: “That creates an opportunity for pathogens to get into new hosts.”“We’ve had Sars, Mers, Covid-19, HIV. We need to see what nature is trying to tell us here. We need to recognise that we’re playing with fire,” he said.“The separation of health and environmental policy is a dangerous delusion. Our health entirely depends on the climate and the other organisms we share the planet with.”
Nicole De Paula
Very good one @mia !
Ebola, HIV, MERS, SARS, Swine flu, Avian flu, Nipah virus and so forth, most of the emerging infectious diseases are from the intimate interaction between human and animals
Corporate influence on gov't will slow, stop and even undermine any temporarily successful systemic effort on planetary health. We need to neutralize that, perhaps by finding a "better' business case the business sector can adopt, and even prefer over business as usual.
UNCTAD has produced some good analysis last year on Global Green New Deal. Their annual report was titled “financing the global green new deal” - https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=2191
"The separation of health and environmental policy is a dangerous delusion. Our health entirely depends on the climate and the other organisms we share the planet with.” GREAT!!! We need the make hospitals and people understand...
Regarding folks’ requests for reports and other resources being shared after this session— we will produce a follow up packet with a list of relevant information— reports, webinars, etc— a recording of this session and more.
Wonderful. Thank you.
awesome thank you 💪
Make a clear, clinical connection between particulate pollution and the spread of and poor health outcomes from pandemics, disease, etc.
Please address the top comment - taking profit out of healthcare. Everywhere, around the world.
great point, Gary. we have a responsibility to one another
We have viruses, animals have viruses. The viruses evolve in their hosts. Too much interaction between human beings and animals will create the chance of gene reconstruction of the viruses.
Initiate and foster climate wise initiatives both from Private and Public Health Sector
UNDP and HCWH partnership SIDA funded project
Too many suggestions in lists to adequately review and vote. Time to comment decreases time to vote and vice versa
Make Global Health exists as a real planetary health integrating public health and environmental aspects
Sanne van Osnabrugge
Let’s take a step back and analyse how we can make a link between what is happening now and all the suggested solutions here. The awareness and attention for climate change is way too slow. As long as people doesn’t see the relationship between human action and destruction without restoration, the system won’t change. So: we must attack the externalisation of costs by naming the costs..
great point, Mandeep. Let's shift our lens to investment as a means to drive desirable social outcomes - to create the world we want to live in
Does someone have good article/information about how to communicate the connection between pandemics and climate change? Looking for messages and framing that helps people understand and motivates to act.
I've been thinking a lot about how all the PPE being used during this COVID crisis will end up in a landfill
Patrick Ryan Bello
In the Philippines, fashion designers are trying to come up with reusable PPE that do not endanger the health of the wearers: https://www.cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/3/30/approved-PPEs-by-fashion-designers-for-COVID-19-frontliners.html
We need to get the incentives framework right. And the negotiation framework btw major actors in society, at the intersection btw humanity and environment.
Angie, I agree with you. Even the hospitals in China could have been temporary or inflated not to create more solid waste...
In Brazil we are building temporary hospitals with all reusable materials and 3D printing masks
recognise that most of the joys we get in living ( foe example community engagement , singing dancing reading learning joking, playing participating in drama , growing food , sharing meals together are low carbon , and have allow or positive impact on the environment.
Sanne van Osnabrugge
Keep it simple: every country needs a cost-price organization that adds a prices for ecological repairs to every product. Only issue is: this needs to be part of the WTO agreements.
Sanne van Osnabrugge
(for climate change)
The action can be done for every individual is starting to eat less meat. With the collective power, we can mitigate the green house gas from live stock industry
generate citizens panels world wide to incorporate the ideas and thoughts of communities on these issues
Ming-Nan Lin, check out the book "Eat for the Planet" and "Eat for the Planet Cookbook"
Integrating being good stewards of Earth into education in schools, even in early grades. and supported by administration and legislation
Martha Dina Arguello
support the leadership of environmental justice communities
we will be sharing a recording as soon as we have it, as well as more resources with all participants.
I love the idea of creating a 'EARTH DOCTOR"
Leadership is based on leading by example. Let’s start to quit using plastic straw, eat less meat, quit using plastic bag, make the health care sector the best example to public
We are not used to thinking in exponential growth. We only know linear growth. And the effects of the climate crisis will be exponential, not linear. This is invaluable “training” of what will come.
Globalization of 'EARTH DOCTOR' that's the way!!!
Earth Health practitioners as more inclusive term
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments is working hard to reach nurses and the health care sector regarding climate change and planetary health - lets support and expand
As is Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment: small but determined!!:)
We need to understand the LIMITS TO GROWTH as we exit the crisis and get our economies restarted.
Yes, ANHE is a wonderful organization. Health Care Without Harm and ANHE launched the Nurses Climate Challenge two years ago. Share with nurses you know when the time is right - https://nursesclimatechallenge.org/.
Please check out the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care
and Canadian Physicians for the environment
Unlimited growth is defined as a CANCER in biological sciences.
Most amazing great address Dr Navarro thanks SO much
Be aware of recent results of analysis of 4.5 million US veterans & PM2.5: 3 diseases added to 6 already linked to PM2.5, 195,868 deaths/yr, 95% of deaths occurred in areas IN COMPLIANCE with current US PM2.5 standard. > https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/article-abstract/2755672
Can David Nabarroo share the website he just mentioned where his narratives are being posted? Many thx
Yes, we’ll share links to David’s narratives post session.
Thanks Dr Navarro
Can we have as many links and info/slide shows from speakers as possible - thanks so much for this
yes. Everything will be shared
Can you share this last slide ?
I'm contacting ALL candidates in each of 34 US Senate campaigns, and local news, with 20 questions that compel their being on record on Covid-19 AND Climate policy. Happy to share these compelling questions, unlike any asked during debates or other media queries.
Here is a resource for all as well:https://medium.com/@HCWH/coronavirus-and-the-climate-crisis-227c36bf07d0
Is it possible to share the map/graphic file once it is finished?
Yes please, really want this graphic. so awesome
I would like to receive this slide also please!
Tushar: Please see noharm.org — you will see HCWH Europe, and HCWH work in Asia there
would be cool to do a graphic (somehow) of all the locations where people participated from today
I know people not on this webinar that would love to view it - will you share a link to watch again please? Thanks again!
Eleonora Zioni firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Schwarz email@example.com
Spiritual health so important for integrating our overall health and for helping environment
Some opportunities to build your systems leadership is a systems leadership self guided journey. http://globalknowledgeinitiative.org/initiative/activating-systems-change-through-systems-leadership/
Thank you for this interesting session!
It is time to flatten the earth capacity curve too!
Best best 1.5 hours, thank you - practical and hopeful which we need. Feeling part of this with 800 people!!
so glad to be here thank you
Thanks for arranging this Webinar!
Thank you for bringing us together and making this open! Very grateful to be able to join remotely. I’m leaving energized!
Yes, we’ll share a recording of this session.
Tushar S Banerjee
We shall overcome someday, I do believe! Thanks for this great session!
I loved the idea 'flatten the Earth capacity curve' too!!!
Martha Dina Arguello
our role is to restore culture /economy from the soil to the soul
Amazing to see all of you come in with such energy and openness. Hope this session has offered a moment of inspiration, connection and hope.
Thank you so much - ! Inspiring and frightening at the same time. I went looking for the helpers this past weekend. You might all appreciate this collection of corporate actions - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/activity-6650432480182624256-nY7R
Thank you everyone! Vielen Dank! Muchas gracias!
I loved hearing you talk about spiritual health and earth doctors :)
David Nabarro's next webcast is at 1800 CET Wednesday April 1 https://www.4sd.info/covid-19-open-online-briefings/
Garry, Mandeep, David, Liz, Thank you so much for such a stimulating webinar. Amazing
Thnak you all for a great and inspiring webinar Chris
Thank you for this opportunity, hope that together we can make a real impact
Nicole De Paula
For all the gender-just enthusiasts, get in touch. We are building a new coalition named Women Leaders for Planetary Health - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all!
Brilliant panelists and information. Just the best!!
Thaks for all. Gary said' it is a opportunity for complete tranformation"!
Indeed inspiring thanks mucho
Nicole De Paula
Great session! Congratulations everyone
Fantastic session--thank you all!
It would be great to offer presentation of this event to all government officials now in position to initiate solutions that we've offered.