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Sigma & ANHE Webinar Series: A Global Movement for Health – Nursing Leadership on Climate Change

February 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Sigma & ANHE Webinar Series: A Global Movement for Health – Nursing Leadership on Climate Change

Join the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing for a 3-part webinar series on climate change and health starting February 4th, 2020. This series will feature nurse speakers from around the world as they share opportunities for nursing engagement and action to address the climate crisis.

Webinar Two – Health Sector Solutions to Address Climate Change

Date/Time: February 18th 4-5 pm ET

Description: The health sector is a major contributor to climate change, with health care’s climate footprint equal to about 4.4% of global net greenhouse gas emissions. Hospitals, health care systems, health organizations, and public health departments can lead by example by implementing climate-smart health care solutions, reducing their carbon footprint, and building health sector and community resilience to the impacts of climate change. On this webinar speakers will provide an overview of how the health sector contributes to climate change and showcase initiatives being instituted by health systems and health organizations to reduce climate pollution. Speakers will additionally share how health infrastructure can be strengthened to build community resilience and improve preparedness and response to climate-related health risks.

Speakers: 

  • Moderated by: Anabell Castro Thompson, MSN, APRN, ANP-C, FAAN, Nurse Practitioner and Senior Vice President of Health Equity at Equality Health
  • Debbie Wilson, BSc (Hons), Sustainability Manger, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Kristine Qureshi, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEN, PHNA-BC, Associate Dean of Research and Global Health, PhD Program Director & Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Jessica Mardid, BScN, MSc, President, Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment

Register here