Global health and climate change: 2 Right Livelihoods College events May 19th, Stockholm

Researchers from LUCSUS participated in a presentation and discussion session at the Swedish parliament from 13:00 – 15:00 on the 19th of May as part of its activities as a right livelihoods college chapter. The session had the somewhat neglected topic of global health and climate change as its focus. “Much of the burden of disease in tropical regions can be attributed to environmental factors, yet it is remarkable that this strong link is barely reflected in the current political rhetoric or scientific debate on global health,” said LUCSUS Director Lennart Olsson.  Researchers from LUCSUS joined right livelihoods laureates Frances Moore Lappé (RLA 1987, USA), Hans Herren (RLA 2013, Switzerland), and Nnimmo Bassey (RLA 2010, Nigeria) in the discussion.

Media links:

  • Videos of the presentations can be found here
  • More information for the event can be found here and here.
  • And a copy of the report produced by Dr. Vasna Ramasar, here.

Later that day, between 16:30 – 19:00, the same group took part in a similar session, in association with the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI), at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

  • More information on this event can be found here.

The cover photo shows Hans Herren and Nnimmo Bassey at the panel discussion at the Swedish parliament (Photo credit: the Right Livelihood Award website)

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