The hidden impact of climate change on human health


Convened at the United Arab Emirates COP27 pavilion by Reaching the Last Mile, Wellcome and Community Jameel, this meeting draws attention to the rising risks posed by climate change on human health, and specifically the threat of infectious disease.

Bringing together leaders in policy, medicine and development, with voices from the region and the fronline of the fight against emerging disease, the meeting will identify areas for urgent action, from funding, to research and policy.

Reaching the Last Mile is an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, president of the United Arab Emirates.

UAE Pavilion, COP27, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
16h00 - 17h15
This event takes place in the COP27 blue zone. UNFCCC accreditation is required to attend the event.
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HE Mariam Almheiri

Minister of climate change and environment, United Arab Emirates

Sir Tony Blair

Former British prime minister; founder, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

Dr Omnia El Omrani

COP27 youth envoy and medical doctor

Professor Alan Dangour

Director, climate and health, Wellcome

Tala Al Ramahi

Director, Reaching the Last Mile

Dr Desta Lakew

Group director, partnerships and external affairs, Amref Health Africa

Alison Fahey

Executive director, J-PAL MENA

George Richards

Director, Community Jameel

Youssef Azzam

COP27 youth delegate, Community Jameel



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