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1 Global Health and Justice in a Changing Environment David Pencheon Director, Sustainable Development Unit NHS England and Public Health England Healthy Planet Saturday 1 st March 2014

2 Objectives The response of the healthy system and health professionals to all the threats we heard about this am. Why is health system/professionals important? What should we be doing more of?

3 Why are health professionals and health/care systems important? 1.Respected, influential 2.Large numbers, geographically spread 3.This is a HEALTH and a JUSTICE issue 4.POSITIVE: Multiple benefits of action 5.The power of example

4 The world map reflecting production related to climate change. “Climate Change presents the biggest threat to health in the 21 st Century” The Lancet (373;9697 pp , May ). Who produces the greenhouse gases?

5 Who bears the burden? The world map reflecting mortality related to climate change. “Climate Change presents the biggest threat to health in the 21 st Century” The Lancet (373;9697 pp , May ).

6 T H E F O O T P R I N T A N D H U M A N D E V E L O P M E N T WWF Living Planet Report H U M A N D E V E L O P M E N T T H E F O O T P R I N T

7 What can you do? 1.Use your voice to engage / listen 2.Use your behaviour to demonstrate 3.Use your money to influence suppliers 4.Do them all, and do them together

8 Keep messages simple, relevant, possible and fun Listen. What do you want people to know? What do want people to feel? What do want people to do?

9 Principles of (behaviour) change 1.Most of what we do, we do automatically, and is emotionally driven: 2.Changes in behaviour requires simultaneous and comprehensive action across all environments. 3.Behaviours can be hard to change but two things can help: –Important life / societal events –Issues we hold deeply and dearly

10 Examples of co-benefits Energy Food Travel

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14 Within 6 hours, the world’s deserts receive more energy than the world uses in a year.

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19 “It is not the strongest species that survive… nor the most intelligent… but the ones most responsive to change”

20 Actions to improve public health 1. Cholera: 1854 Broad Street Pump 2. Smoking: Sustainable development and climate change 2013

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22 Other contacts Charlotte Bonner, NUS. –Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch –Central Manchester –University Hospitals Bristol


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