Speaker Series 2024 #5 | Urban Pulse: Climate, Health and Equity in Action

Jun 2024

About the Session

The Speakers

Accelerating Collaborative Health and Climate Action in Cities

In a rapidly urbanizing world, cities are increasingly becoming the epicenter of the climate and health crisis. Urban areas contribute the lion’s share of global emissions and often bear the most severe impacts of climate-related events such as extreme heat, water scarcity and vector-borne disease outbreaks.

Join us for an engaging webinar exploring the critical intersection of climate change, health, and equity in urban environments. During this discussion, we will be joined by Rodrigo Oria, Head of Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability, Bayer Mexico, and Jack Fisher, Market Access, Public Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer Consumer Health, who will delve into how cities can leverage innovative solutions and integrative planning to build health resilience.

Dr. Vikas Desai, Technical Director of the Urban Health and Climate Resilience Center of Excellence (UHCRCE) in the City of Surat, and Albert Ferreira, Lead for Strategy Implementation for the City of Cape Town, will also join us to share more about their groundbreaking efforts and discover strategies for creating resilient, healthy and equitable urban spaces.

Jeannette Ickovics, Samuel and Liselotte Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Yale University, and Malcolm Campbell, Urban Pulse Program Manager, Programs & Engagement Manager at the Resilient Cities Network, will co-host the session.


🗓️ Thursday, 11 July 2024 
🕘 08.00 AM EDT / 02.00 PM CEST 

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The session is part of the Urban Pulse initiative, a partnership between Resilient Cities Network and Yale University, with generous support from The Rockefeller Foundation.



Dr. Vikas Desai

Technical Director Urban Health and Climate Resilience Center of Excellence (UHCRCE), City of Surat

Albert Ferreira

Lead for Strategy Implementation, City of Cape Town

Rodrigo Oria

Head of Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability, Bayer Mexico  

Jack Fisher

Market Access, Public Affairs and Sustainability, Bayer Consumer Health

Jeannette Ickovics (Co-host)

Samuel and Liselotte Herman Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Malcolm Campbell (Co-host)

Urban Pulse Program Manager, Programs & Engagement Manager, Resilient Cities Network

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