Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Health: Co-benefits and Cross-benefits

Academic & Research
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Auditorium
Audience: 
Open to the Public

The Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP)

 and the

 Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy

 cordially invites you for a public lecture by

 KIRK SMITH

 Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Time: May 5, 3.30 PM

Location: Nador 9, Auditorium

Title and abstract:

Climate Change, Air Pollution, and Health: Co-benefits and Cross-benefits

Prof Smith will summarize the health impacts of climate change as summarized in the just released IPCC assessment (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for more see www.ipcc.ch) with a focus on co-benefits, which are actions that achieve both health and climate protection simultaneously. He will also discuss the growing category of climate cross-benefits, actions that are needed to protect health that may act to enhance climate risk to some extent.

About the speaker: 

Prof. Smith is Professor of Global Environmental Health and is also founder and coordinator of the UC Berkeley Masters Program in Global Health and Environment. Previously, he was founder and head of the Energy Program of the East-West Center in Honolulu before moving to Berkeley in 1995. He serves on a number of national and international scientific advisory committees including the Global Energy Assessment, National Research Council's Board on Atmospheric Science and Climate, the Executive Committee for WHO Air Quality Guidelines, and the International Comparative Risk Assessment. He participated along with many other scientists in the IPCC’s 3rd, and 4th assessments and thus shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and is Convening Lead Author for Climate and Health for the 5th Assessment. He hold visiting professorships in India and China and bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees from UC Berkeley and. in 1997, was elected member in the US National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors awarded to US Scientists by their peers. In 2009, he received the Heinz Prize in Environment.

This lecture has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement n° 282846 (LIMITS).