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Climate change, air pollution and health impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa emissions of air pollutants are changing rapidly, but how will the trends evolve? Researchers will present new scenarios for future air pollution.

Om

Tidspunkt

25.04.2024, 13:00 - 25.04.2024, 13:45

Sted

Kulturhuset, Boksen

Arrangør

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Air pollution is a major health hazard, and also has a strong influence on the weather and the climate. In Sub-Saharan Africa, emissions of air pollutants are changing rapidly, but we know little about how these trends will evolve. This also means we don't know how precipitation patterns, extreme weather, and health will be affected in the future. In this session researchers from CICERO will present new scenarios for future air pollution, and their health impacts, and we will have a presentation on social and environmental determinants of health by WHO Africa Region. In the end we will have a panel discussion including civil society.

Presentations

  • Climate change and air pollution: a brief overview, Marianne T. Lund, Research director CICERO
  • Sources and health impacts of air pollution in sub-Saharan Africa, Sourangsu Chowdhury, Senior researcher at CICERO
  • How does Climate change affect the social and environmental determinants of health in Sub-Saharan Africa? Brama Kone, Technical Officer, Climate Change and Health, WHO African Region

Panel discussion

Sourangsu Chowdhury, Senior researcher at CICERO
Ingunn Tysse Nakkim, Senior adviser, Norwegian agency for development cooperation (NORAD)
Thea Holten, Climate analyst, Red Cross Norway

Chair: Gunnell E. Sandanger, CICERO 

Read about the Climate Health Africa Network for Engagement and Collaboration: CHANCE – Network in Africa — Enbel (enbel-project.eu)

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