Addressing climate change and health challenges at the G20

Professor Eugenie Kayak, Enterprise Professor in Sustainable Healthcare at the Department of Critical Care, and Professor Kathryn Bowen, Deputy Director of Knowledge Translation and Policy Impact at Melbourne Climate Futures and Professor of Environment, Climate and Global Health at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, both presented at the recent G20 2nd Health Working Group side event in Goa, India.

Professor Kathryn Bowen and Professor Eugenie Kayak pictured at the event. They are standing in front of a pull-up banner, which reads 'Addressing the challenges of climate change and health'. There are various logos for the Indian Government, Asian Development Bank, and the G20 event itself. (L-R): Professor Kathryn Bowen from the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Professor Eugenie Kayak from the Department of Critical Care.

The event, titled Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change & Health, was hosted by the 2023 G20 India Presidency, the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the Asian Development Bank.

The meeting highlighted the need for both climate change and health and resilient, sustainable low carbon health systems to become incorporated in the G20 health agenda.