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The Health and Security Perspectives of Climate Change - How to secure our future wellbeing
17 October 2011
On 17 October, IES Vice-Chairman, Tom Spencer spoke at the conference in London on the health and security perspectives of climate change.
Climate change is the greatest current threat to public health. This is the view shared by Dr Margaret Chan, director general of WHO, and a growing number of the world?s health professionals. Less well known is the view of leading military experts ? those working to prevent and manage conflicts around the world: that climate change is also the greatest future threat to security.
Delegates at the conference heard from leading experts in health, security, economics, and business. Key note speakers, panellists, and discussants will explore the extent and nature of the threat that climate change poses to health and security.