World Conference on Health and Climate Change - French Red Cross

Event Date: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 to Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Théâtre Croisette in Cannes, historic location of the 1919 Medical Conference

Cannes/Geneva, 11 April 2019— An event billed as “the first ever humanitarian COP” will take place in Cannes, France to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Organized by the French Red Cross Society, the two-day “World Conference on Health and Climate Change”, will bring together 400 international and field experts to take stock of latest scientific research, and to explore innovative solutions designed to meet rising public health challenges resulting from climate change.

Changes to the climate have already started impacting human health, and the projections are alarming. Even if the COP21 Paris Agreement’s ambitions for climate change are met and the planet warms by no more than 2°C, there will still be consequences – some of them severe – for human health. Every country in the world, from north to south, is affected by this issue and must adapt, not least to protect their most vulnerable citizens.

A full programme and list of speakers available on the conference website.