Online Program

Moral Action On Climate Change and Health Equity

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ben Lowe, Evangelical Environmental Network, New Freedom, PA

This presentation will address how faith communities are building support for climate solution policies as a health, human rights, and environmental/social justice issue, given disproportionate health and other impacts of climate change on already vulnerable populations. This presentation will also discuss how churches and faith-based communities are formally partnering with city climate resiliency planning efforts to serve as community resource centers and shelters, providing education, relief support to prevent and respond to health impacts related to extreme weather events and other climate-related health impacts. Finally, the presentation will describe how interfaith coalitions are elevating awareness of the shared moral obligation to address the human and human health costs of climate change and channeling awareness into values-based advocacy for policy change.

Learning Areas:

Environmental health sciences
Other professions or practice related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe how the public health impacts of climate change pose risks and liabilities within the faith sector.

Keyword(s): Climate and Health, Faith Community

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the National Spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action and on staff with the Evangelical Environmental Network. In addition, I have authored books in the topic of environmental sustainability in the faith community.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.