Invitation to WEHI Seminar: Famine, fire and fever: Understanding the scale and urgency of planetary health challenges – 4 June 2021

Date Posted – 6 May 2021
Event Date – 4 June 2021

Speaker: Professor Tony Capon, Director of Monash Sustainable Development Institute

Date: Friday 4th June 2021

Time: 1.00pm – 2.15pm EST (includes Q&A)

Location: This free seminar will be streamed live from WEHI. To join the virtual audience, please register via the eventbrite link and the event details will be sent to you.

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Climate change is described by the World Health Organization as “the greatest threat to global health in the 21st century.”

WEHI welcomes Professor Tony Capon, Director of Monash Sustainable Development Institute, to outline the impacts of climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, and to identify the urgent actions necessary to safeguard human health.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact

About Tony:

Professor Tony Capon is Director of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and a chair in planetary health in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.

He is also a public health physician and authority in environmental health and health promotion, contributing widely to research, publications and conversations about the impact of climate change on human health.



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