Agenda of events - COP28

Novedades Noviembre 23, 2023

Health Care Without Harm global network at COP28

The Health Care Without Harm's delegation at COP28 is its largest and most diverse ever, with 12 members from Australia, Brazil, India, Mexico, South Africa, South East Asia, the UK, and the United States.

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All the events are in local time (United Arab Emirates, GST. UTC +4).  To calculate the time in your local time zone, visit this page.

December 1:

  • 9:00 - 10.30 | Event: Climate Resilient Health Systems (Roundtable). Invited: Shweta Narayan. Goals House.
  • 15:00 - 16:00 | Governance for Health Equity and Climate Change (Panel), with the participation of Dr. Nisia Trinidade, Health Minister of Brazil. Speaker: Josh Karliner.


December 2:

  • TBC | Bloomberg Local Action Hub on Air Pollution (Panel). Speaker: Dr Arvind Kumar.


December 3:

  • 9:00 - 11:00 | Health Day Opening: Unpacking Political and Financial Commitments (Plenary). Speaker: Shweta Narayan. Al Waha Theater, UNFCCC Blue zone.
  • 9:00 - 10:30 | A Climate-Smarter Health System (Panel). Speaker: Manjit“Jit” Kaur Sohal. Philippine Pavillion, UNFCCC Blue zone. 
  • 11:00 - 11:45 | Green Hospitals for a Healthier Future: Moving from Pledges to Impactful Actions (Panel) Speaker: Azeeza Rangunwala. Egyptian Pavillion, UNFCCC Blue zone.
  • 11:30 - 12:30 | How Does Climate Change Affect Our Health? (Panel). Speaker: Laetania Belai Djandam. GCA Al Hur (Arena 1), UNFCCC Blue zone.
  • 11:30-12:45 | Public private partnerships for health care climate action (Panel). Speaker: Diana Picon Manyari, and Health Care Without Harm partner health systems Bupa, Common Spirit, University of California, and Pure Health. COP28 Green Zone TBD.
  • 11:35–12:15 | Accelerated action on air quality in urban areas: a solution for climate mitigation and improved health outcomes (Panel). Speaker: Dr Arvind Kumar. UAE Pavillion, UNFCCC Blue zone.
  • 12:30 - 14:00 | Emerging financing models at the intersection of climate and health (Panel). Speaker: Josh Karliner. International solar alliance pavillion.
  • 14:45 - 15:45 | Prescribing Change: Shaping a Climate-Ready Healthcare Future (Panel). Co-organizer: Health Care Without Harm South East Asia. Greening Education Hub, UNFCCC Blue zone.
  • 15:00 - 16:30 | Adaptation, L&D Finance frameworks ensuring Transformation of South Asian cities towards Net Zero (Panel). Speaker: Dr Arvind Kumar. Side Event Room No 3, UNFCCC Blue zone.
  • 17:00 - 18:00 | Connecting climate change and health research: interaction between air pollution and heat stress, and the co-benefits of emission reductions. Speaker: Azeeza Rangunwala. Innovation Norway Zone B6 Building 74.


December 4:

  • 11:00 - 12:30 | Climate Crisis and Health Consequences (Health & Well Being) (Panel). Speaker: Dr Arvind Kumar. Rotary International Pavilion.
  • 11:15 - 12:30 | Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems (Panel). Co-chair: Diana Picon Manyari. Health Pavilion.


December 5:

  • 09:00 - 11:30 | Blue Sky Thinking to accelerate health care climate action (Closed Door Roundtable). Organizer: Health Care Without Harm. Innovation zone.
  • 15:00 - 16:30 | Accelerating a just transition for healthy people and a healthy planet (Official side event). Organized by Health Care Without Harm, Global Climate and Health Alliance, LHTSM, Lancet Countdown for Climate and Health. Speakers: Dr Arvind Kumar, Shweta Narayan. SE Room 4, UNFCCC Blue zone.


December 6:

  • 10:30-11:30 | M42 event: Unlocking sustainable healthcare: lessons from pioneers (Panel). Speakers: Josh Karliner, Diana Picon Manyari, and Health Care Without Harm partner health systems, Bupa, Common Spirit, Cleveland Clinic. M42 pavillion, COP28 Green Zone.
  • 11:15 - 12:30 | C40 Cities event on Air Pollution and Fossil Fuels (Panel). Speaker: Shweta Narayan. Health Pavilion.
  • 15:00 - 16:30 | Aligning Agendas Across UNFCCC and World Health Assembly. Speaker: Josh Karliner. Guatemala Pavilion, Blue Zone.
  • 15:15 - 16.30 | Air Pollution and Health at WHO Pavillion (Panel). Co-organizer: Health Care Without Harm. Health Pavilion.


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