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Offer: Healthy Solutions to Climate Change

Please join the Environmental Change and Security Program for a
discussion of

Healthy Solutions to Climate Change

featuring

Dr. Paul Epstein, Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global
Environment, Harvard Medical School

Discussant, TBA

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6th Floor Flom Auditorium
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004 USA

As the climate crisis unfolds, it is becoming clear that we will need
to undertake a massive shift to clean energy technologies. But will the
suite of solutions we choose be safe and sustainable?

A new report by Dr. Paul Epstein, "Healthy Solutions for the Low Carbon
Economy," examines the potential unintended health and environmental
consequences of various alternative energy options. This report is
intended to help policymakers and industry and finance leaders make
well-informed decisions for our energy future. Complimentary copies of
the report will be available at the event.

Dr. Paul Epstein is associate director of the Center for Health and the
Global Environment at Harvard Medical School, and is a medical doctor
trained in tropical public health. Epstein has worked in medical,
teaching, and research capacities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In
1993, he coordinated an eight-part series on health and climate change
for The Lancet. He has worked with the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration to assess the health impacts of climate change and
develop health applications of climate forecasting and remote sensing.
He served as a reviewer for the health chapter of the Millennium
Ecosystem Assessment and coordinated the Center for Health and the
Global Environment’s report "Climate Change Futures: Health,
Ecological and Economic Dimensions."

If you are interested, but unable to attend the event, please tune into
the live or archived webcast at www.wilsoncenter.org. The live webcast
will begin approximately 10 minutes after the posted meeting time. You
will need Windows Media Player to watch the webcast. To download the
free player, visit:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download.

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