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About the Speaker:
Dr. Maria Neira (Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, WHO):
Maria Neira is the director for the environment, climate change, and health at the World Health Organization (WHO). She joined WHO in 1993, and previously also served as the Vice-Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs in Spain, and as a Public Health Advisor for the UNDP.
TEDxGateway Webinar: Dr. Maria Neira (Director, Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health, WHO) and Kelly Wanser (Climate Innovator) in conversation with Jonathan Rives (Poet and Storyteller)
Webinar Series: Breaking Barriers
Webinar Topic: Fighting the War Against Climate Change via Innovation and Collaboration
About the webinar:
The poignancy of the quote “If you really think that the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money” by Dr. Guy McPherson is extremely hard to overlook. The clocks are ticking relentlessly while our planet is burning profusely, and if we don’t start now, we shall be dust and ashes in no time. Remarkable scientists, activists and health experts around the world are trying to implement new ways of dealing with the climate catastrophe and saving our world for generations to come.
Our luminary speakers, Kelly Wanser and Dr. Maria Neira, highlight how imperative it is to take action against the mitigated climate disasters and apply solutions to bend the escalating curve.
Presented By Aditya Birla Group