Swiss TPH Symposium on Climate Change and Health
Swiss TPH Climate change not only has an impact on the environment, but also significant effects on global health. What exactly these effects are and how to mitigate them were the questions addressed at this year’s Swiss TPH Winter Symposium. Experts from academia, public administration, international organisations and the private sector joined the pressing discussions around climate change and health from 5-6 December in Basel.
“Kristie, thank you so much for not coming to Basel – the floor is yours,” said Nino Künzli, Swiss TPH as he welcomed one of the first speakers, Kristie Ebi from the University of Washington. In the spirit of the topic, this year’s Swiss TPH Winter Symposium brought many new features – including video conferencing and live streaming – reducing the ecological footprint of the event by an estimated 28 tons of CO2. (Photo: Around 400 participants gathered in Basel to discuss the link between climate change and health / Dominik Plüss/Swiss TPH)