Symposium on climate and health

Date: 2023-11-21

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Address: Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, 114 18 Stockholm

Venue: Beijersalen

Seats remaining: 81

Last date for registration: 2023-11-06 15:00

Symposium on climate and health

The Health Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Chalmers University of Technology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm Trio and Umeå University, organizes a symposium on the topic of climate and health. The open symposium will bring together experts from different fields relevant for understanding the interactions, challenges and co-benefits related to climate and health. The aim of the symposium is to summarize the state of the science, stimulate discussion, and relate to relevant ongoing and future policy processes. The symposium will be held in English. The event builds towards a follow-up workshop focusing on best practices, policies and solutions, to be organized in 2024.

Preliminary programme

Plenary I: Overview and introduction to the day
Session 1: Temperature
Session 2: Air
Session 3: Water
Session 4: Food
Plenary II: Climate mitigation, adaptation and their benefits on health
Summary and concluding remarks

Confirmed speakers and moderators

Tobias Alfven (KI/Sachsska), Jafet Andersson (SMHI), Berit Arheimer (SMHI), Sarah Dickin (SEI), Annica Ekman (SU), Bertil Forsberg (UmU), Mattias Frumerie (Swedish Ministry of Climate and Enterprise), Francesco Fuso-Nerini (Director of the KTH Climate Action Centre), Andrew Haines (Lancet Commission on Planetary Health), Elinor Hallström (RISE/GU), Daniel Helldén (KI), Rikard Landberg (Chalmers), Erik Melén (KI/Sachsska), Markku Rummukainen (Centre for Environmental and climate science, LU, IPCC and Swedish Climate Policy Council), Jan Semenza (UmU and University of Heidelberg), Sarah Steimer (SU).

Registration and fee
Participation is free of charge and the symposium will also be live-streamed.

Organisation committee
Peter Friberg (GU), Anne-Marie Hermansson (Chalmers), Maria Nilsson UmU), Ilona Riipinen (SU), and Annika Tibell (KS)

Contact: Peter Brandén