The climate crisis is a health crisis: how can innovation help?

15th October 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The World Health Organisation calls climate change “the greatest threat to human health in the 21st century.” We need innovative solutions.

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The scale of the climate crisis is immense – and its repercussions are toxic to human health. Whether through rising temperatures, air pollution or changing patterns of disease, climate change is having a profound effect on our wellbeing.

A societal shift powered by innovation is needed. At this event, we’ll bring together academics and industry experts to explore ideas and what this environmental emergency means for human health. With a wide range of topics – from sustainable production to reducing air pollution – we hope to broaden discussion and realise the potential of multidisciplinary research to tackle the most pressing issue of our generation.

You will hear talks from several experts together with a panel discussion, followed by a networking session where food and drink will be provided.

Confirmed speakers:
Dr David Aldridge, Aquatic Ecologist, University of Cambridge. David’s work focuses on freshwater ecology and how we can biomanipulate lakes and wetlands to restore species diversity.
Theresa Neely, Lead Toxicologist, Cambridge Environmental Assessment. Theresa is a chartered biologist and works to risk assess chemicals and consumer products.
Dr Gareth Roberts, Business Development and IP, Cambond. Gareth has founded several startups in biotechnology – his work in R&D management at Cambond oversees the development of sustainable resins and coffee cups.
Michael Evans, CEO, Cambridge Carbon Capture (CCC) Ltd. Michael is an entrepreneur and innovator dedicated to finding solutions to tackling climate change. At CCC, Michael wants to innovate technologies to permanently convert CO2 to mineral by-products.
Ting Lye, CEO, Ambify. With extensive experience in population and digital health, Ting founded Ambify to provide integrated hardware and software solutions for environmental health risk monitoring.

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