Arlington, Virginia – April 9-10, 2018
About the Meeting
The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health held its annual meeting, Climate Health Solutions, in Arlington, Virginia on April 9-10, 2018 at the George Mason University Founders Hall located at 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201. The meeting included briefings on the health content of the 2018 National Climate Assessment and the Lancet Countdown reports, presentations on a range of solutions including pricing carbon, accelerating the transition to clean energy, and greening the health sector. Meeting attendees were given an opportunity to visit Congress and speak to legislators on the 2nd day.
Launched with nine member societies, the Consortium has grown rapidly and is now comprised of 21 medical societies, including America’s largest and most influential medical societies, representing over half the physicians in America. There are also 26 aligned health and science-based associations that are affiliate members.
The Consortium was launched to start a conversation with the American public and policymakers about the health harms of climate change and the health benefits of climate solutions, and to build support for solutions. This conversation is greatly needed because most Americans are unaware that climate change poses a danger to their health and the health of their loved ones, and learning this information has been shown to help heighten people’s concern about the problem.
Registration for this meeting is now closed, but presentation slides and videos of live streaming are available. Please contact Karmjot Randhawa if you have any questions regarding this conference at firstname.lastname@example.org
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