Speaker Series: Climate Change, Infectious Diseases and Pandemics

How is climate change shifting and accelerating the spread of infectious diseases around the world? What are some of the impacts on societies, economics, and human and ecological health? Together with the Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC) and Institute for Pandemics (IfP), Climate Positive Energy (CPE) is pleased to co-host this public speaker series focused on climate change and infectious diseases.

Join CPE and IfP Member Laura Rosella as we kick off the series with a deep dive on climate change and public health. Rosella, who is Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, will explore the ways in which climate change is impacting the health of communities around the world — including increased air pollution, extreme weather events, and the spread of infectious diseases.

Following her keynote, Professor Rosella will join in on an insightful panel discussion with University of Toronto’s Vanessa Allen (Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology) and Shauna Brail (Associate Professor, Institute for Management & Innovation), moderated by Kate Allen, the climate change reporter at The Toronto Star. Learn about the latest research findings and policy initiatives aimed at mitigating the impact of climate change, and discover what you can do to help protect public health.

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