For a healthy planet

Since COVID 19 hit the world, healthcare workers are our local heroes and role models. How amazing it would be if they’ll not only fight the pandemic, but also climate change?

In this session, our Progamme Manager Climate Action Edgar van de Brug will talk to two experts: Josh Karliner, director of our partner Health Care Without Harm and Dr. Maria Guevara, the International Medical Secretary for our partner MSF (Doctors without Borders).

Join our Ask an Expert Session on Thursday 18 February at 17:00 CET to listen to a lively conversation between Edgar, Josh and Maria about the healthcare sector becoming the cornerstone of a net-zero economy.

Josh Karliner is the International Director of Program and Strategy for Health Care Without Harm (HCWH). He has more than 30 years of experience leading organizations working on international environmental, health and social justice issues. Prior to joining HCWH, Josh co-founded and directed three NGOs, worked for Greenpeace International, taught at the University of San Francisco, and is author of two books along with a wide variety of academic and popular publications.

Dr. Maria Guevara is the new International Medical Secretary for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders, transitioning from her most recent role as a Senior Advisor on Global Health. Her work in the humanitarian sector began with MSF in Liberia in 2004. Since then she has held field roles in Guatemala, Haiti, DRC, Nigeria, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Sudan, and recently in the US for COVID, in both emergency and stable settings.

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Josh Karliner or Dr. Maria Guevara?

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Listen to George Marshall, the founding director of Climate Outreach, speak with Indra Heerkens, communications lead for our Climate Action Portfolio. George and Indra will talk about why it’s so important to reach everyone with the facts about climate change and how governments can engage and motivate the public.

The conversation will be live on 30 September at 4:00pm CET (11:00am EDT). You can ask George questions in the comments during the session, or watch the recording afterwards. We look forward to seeing you there!