Open Lecture

Climate change: Implications for health and development

29 nov 2018 08:30 09:30 ENG

Lecture by Gunnar Kvåle (UiB) followed by Q & A

On October 8 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented its special report on the impacts of global warming, of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. According to the IPCC, limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities.

In this lecture, Gunnar Kvåle will present the main findings of this report, and link these to questions of health and development. How does climate change affect health and development, today and in the future? He will also discuss measures to limit greenhouse gas emissions and the need of urgent actions, including the role of the academic community in contributing to a more sustainable future.

Gunnar Kvåle is a medical doctor and professor emeritus at the Center for International Health (CIH), University of Bergen. He served as head of the CIH for seven years. During recent years main concerns have been the ongoing climate changes, consequences for health and development, and how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He is member of the Concerned Scientists – Norway and member of the board of Norwegian Grandparents' Campaign against global warming

All are welcome! Tea, coffee and croissants will be served.

Photo credit: Flickr.com Bread for the world