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‘Building the Health Movement for Climate Justice’ at From The Ground Up II: Taking Action
Saturday 24th April, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Are you a health worker or health student wanting to take action at COP 26? Join us for this interactive session to build the health movement for climate justice.
‘Building the Health Movement for Climate Justice is co-organised by Medact, Race & Health, The People’s Health Movement (PHM) Environment & Health Circle, PHM UK, PHM Scotland, Health for Future and Students for Global Health as part of the COP 26 Coalition’s second global gathering – From the Group Up II: Taking Action.
This session will build upon the ‘Why Health Justice means Climate Justice’ session at the first From the Ground Up event where we explored how public health can be a powerful way to address the roots of health and climate injustice. ‘Building the Health Movement for Climate Justice’ will be a workshop to envision how the health community can build power and organise for action before, at and after COP26.
The workshop’s vision for action at COP26 is to organise a People’s Health Hearing that bears witness to the public health impacts of extractive industries and the systems driving climate breakdown and health inequities. It will be a space to connect to people’s struggles and set out a vision for intersectional, transformative climate justice. At From the Ground Up II: Taking Action Now, this will be the start of collectively organising for a People’s Health Hearing and taking action as the health community at COP 26.