Workshop

Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management to Protect Health and Build Resilience in Pacific Islands

calendar
May 20th, 2018 - May 25th, 2018
location
Honolulu

Climate change is affecting the Pacific Islands and their populations through rising temperatures, changing precipitation, and a growing number of extreme weather and climate events: droughts, floods, storm surge, and sea level rise. Pacific Island countries are globally ranked among the most vulnerable to climate change. In addition, Pacific Islands populations experience very high rates of non-communicable diseases, including obesity, diabetes, and hypertension (WHO 2015). Overlaying climate change with health vulnerabilities, limited resources and often isolated islands, and demographic and socioeconomic challenges underscores the need to develop a research agenda to build resilient communities and health systems in the Pacific Islands.

Funding Partners
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management to Protect Health and Build Resilience in Pacific Islands group photo

Storm Clouds With Silver Linings: Climate Change and Health in the Pacific

Presented By Kristie Ebi
Date May 22, 2018

Agenda

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Day 1May 21, 2018

11:10 am Climate Change and Human Health in the Pacific: Learning from the Past; Planning for the Future

2:40 pm Disaster Risk Management in the Pacific

4:20 pm Weather-Related Disasters in the Pacific Islands

4:40 pm Deadly Heat and Evolution of Climate Toward Dangerous Health Thresholds in the Pacific

Organizers

Henry F. Diaz

University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Adjunct Associate Professor
starEvent Co-Chair

Kristie Ebi

Professor
starEvent Co-Chair

Kristie Ebi

Professor
starEvent Co-Chair

Nancy D Lewis

East-West Center
Adjunct Senior Fellow
starEvent Co-Chair

Attendees

Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation
Preparedness Coordinator
World Bank
Program Lead, Climate Change and Health
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Fellow
University of Washington
Research Coordinator
East-West Center
Research Fellow
Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA)
Executive Director
Ministry of Health & Human Services
Environmental Health Manager
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Professor
Pohnpei State Government
Chief of Administration and Planning/State Interim Disability Coordinator
World Health Organization (WHO)
Environmental Health Specialist
University of the South Pacific
Professor
Ministry of Health and Medical Services
Senior Environmental Health Officer
East-West Center
Research Fellow
Ministry of Health
Environmental Health Specialist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Senior Public Health Advisor
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Senior Scientist
University of Hawaii at Mānoa
Assistant Professor
Public Health England
Public Health Consultant in Global Disaster Risk Reduction
University of Hawaii
Doctoral Candidate
Government of Guam
Administrator, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control
United States Department of the Interior (DOI)
Aquatic Ecosystem Conservation Program Manager
National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia
Manager
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Senior Scientist
Institute of Global Environment and Society, Inc.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Climate Program Office
Ministry of Health & Human Services
RMI Deputy Secretary for Health
University of Auckland
Professor

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