Tune in! UrbanBetter @COP28

A useful parallel with Africa!

4th December

  • 12:00-13:00: Health as entry point for SDG /climate synergy: a focus on cities, air pollution and justice. SDG Pavilion, Blue zone.

In this UrbanBetter organised event, we will explore with panellists the windows of opportunity for intersectoral policy making and advocacy at the health/SDG/climate interface.

Live stream – https://www.youtube.com/unitednationsDESA

Speakers:Tolullah Oni, University of Cambridge, UrbanBetter; Sarah Whitmee, Assistant Professor, LSHTM & Lead author of Lancet Pathfinder Commission; Sean Maquire, Strategic Partnerships Director, Clean Air Fund; Bruno Carrasco, Director General, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asia Development Bank; Reena Gupta, Advisor, Environment Department, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, India; Manuel Araujo, Mayor of Quelimane, Mozambique; Olumide Idowu, Co-Founder, International Climate Change Development Initiative; Executive Coordinator, African Youth Initiative on Climate Change; UrbanBetter Cityzen.

5th December

  • 9:30-10: 45: Harnessing the health co-benefits of climate action​. Health Pavilion, Blue zone

This event, co-hosted by partners from academia, policy and practice, will facilitate discussion on the health co-benefits of climate action, to inform and inspire ambitious commitments and action at COP28 and beyond.

The session will include a presentation of key findings and recommendations from the recently published Lancet Pathfinder Commission report and announce the launch of a new Coalition on Climate Action for Health.

​​Speakers will provide an overview of evidence on climate mitigation actions with the largest potential co-benefits across sectors and highlight the main pathways to health, as well as presenting case studies of implemented solutions with measured climate and health benefits.

​​The presentations will cover a range of topics relating to climate mitigation and health, including actions across different sectors; priorities, challenges and opportunities for diverse regions, countries and cities; and the integration of health co-benefits into climate policies and UNFCCC processes.