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Climate change and health: what joint responses can businesses provide?

Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 09:00 - 11:00

Google Agenda - ICS

Climate change caused by human activities has a direct impact on our health: the concept of “One Health” reminds us that human, animal, and environmental health are interdependent.

In other words, what harms the environment eventually harms the human species. Some sadly famous examples include air pollution and respiratory diseases, the proliferation of microplastics and cancers, and endocrine disruptors and the increase in chronic diseases.

As major players in the economy, businesses have the responsibility and the capacity to provide joint responses to these challenges.

They can play a dual role, from reducing their own environmental impact to making positive contributions by supporting public health initiatives or climate change adaptation efforts.

But are they truly addressing these two issues jointly? How are they concretely meeting the needs of populations while preserving the planet and human health? Ultimately, how can we prioritize the concept of “One Health” over “Not my business”?

Health and Environment: one and the same general interest issue… Our guests, leaders from businesses, associations, and academic and scientific communities, will jointly shed light on this major challenge.