Climate Change as a Crisis for Global Health Equity

Global Health Seminar Series 2021-2022

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 / 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The adverse consequences of climate change affect everyone around the world, but its implications will be particularly dire for the health and well-being of people living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Even though most of these countries produce much lower quantities of planet-warming gases per capita compared to the U.S. and other industrialized nations, they stand to bear the brunt of climate change’s impact. In particular, indoor and outdoor air pollution is already adversely affecting well-being, health, and life expectancy in LMICs, posing a critical challenge to achieving global health equity.

Our speakers will address critical questions related to the adverse impacts of climate change, some of which are already being experienced in LMICs, including sub-Saharan Africa and India.