Eye Health and Climate Action: Responsible Consumption & Production

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 13:45 - 15:00

As a follow-up to the recent Climate Action Conference (COP26), the United Nations (UN) Friends of Vision are bringing together UN Diplomats and agencies, as well as academics, environmentalist and eye health experts to discuss the impact of eye health on the climate and how climate change will disrupt critical eye care services.

This virtual event, hosted Wednesday 1st December 2021, 08:45-10:00 AM EST (US and Canada), will build upon the work of IAPB’s Climate Action Working Group and focus on the links between eye health and Sustainable Development Goal 12 – responsible consumption and production – and call upon the sector to mitigate its carbon footprint, reduce its environmental impact and support climate resilience.

Hear from:

  • H.E. Ambassador Walton Webson: Permanent Representative, Mission of Antigua and Barbuda
  • H.E. Ambassador Rabab Fatima: Permanent Representative, Mission of Bangladesh
  • H.E. Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason: Permanent Representative, Mission of Ireland
  • Cassandra Thiel PhD: Professor, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  • Dr. Thulasiraj Ravilla: Director-Operations, Aravind Eye Care
  • Ian Wishart: CEO, The Fred Hollows Foundation

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