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Organiser: Young European Leadership
The COVID-9 pandemic highlighted the role of humans on damaging nature and biodiversity. Not only did we see a quick positive impact of the few weeks of lockdown and the slowing of human activities on air quality for instance, but we also discovered that destroying nature can lead to the development of zoonotic diseases – such as COVID, potentially.
Youth is particularly impacted by such issues, because they are inheriting this planet and all damages to it will last for centuries. Situations such as pandemics will also have long-lasting consequences on societies, that young generations will have to pay for
This eventaims at providing information on the concrete impact of climate change on our societies, and what actions can and should be taken through a design thinking workshop. Youth involvement will be central in taking concrete actions, which is why it is important to involve everyone in these discussions.
ASPHER Fellow Tara Chen will speak on Climate and Health competencies for Public Health (14:35 CEST)