We are excited to announce that NLO is back at the European Health Forum Gastein this year, collaborating with Wellcome on a session of utmost importance. We invite you to join us for an enlightening discussion on: 

“Climate and Health: Understanding the Impact on Europe’s Most Marginalised Communities: Moving from Mitigation to Inclusive Adaptation and Resilience” 

Date: September 28th, 2023

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (CEST) 

More information is available here.

At a pivotal juncture within the EU election cycle, this session will delve deeply into the crucial interplay between climate and health, with a specific focus on marginalised groups. We will examine the profound impact of the climate crisis on these underrepresented communities. The session will feature engaging panel discussions with experts and provide opportunities for dynamic World Cafe discussions. These discussions will aim to bridge the knowledge gap concerning the intersection of climate and health, with a particular emphasis on marginalised communities.  

Recognising that marginalised communities bear a disproportionate burden of the adverse consequences of climate change, the insights generated during the session will inform policy frameworks aimed at delivering a more equitable future for all. By scrutinising current policy frameworks related to climate adaptation and health, as well as ongoing initiatives, the session will seek to influence future political priorities and policy advancements at the EU level. It will: 

  • Make the case for action on climate and health, with marginalised communities at its heart.  
  • Explore existing data and research in this field.  
  • Discuss current examples of good practise and how these could be scaled/challenges of implementation.  
  • Galvanise around need for further action, in particular around the European elections.   

We invite you to join us for this crucial exploration of how the EU can best champion the prioritisation of the health of marginalised communities as an integral part of long-term climate action plans. By prioritising these communities and their unique challenges, we can forge a path toward a more prosperous and inclusive future!