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ATACH Global Meeting: Transforming health systems in the face of climate change

In-person attendance by invitation only, live-streaming available

On 4-5 March 2024, members of the Alliance for Transformative Action on Climate and Health (ATACH) convened for a global in-person meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to share technical expertise and local experiences of building climate resilient and low carbon health systems among members of the ATACH, and discuss the strategic direction of the ATACH moving forward.

Building on the health outcomes of COP26, COP27 and COP28, particularly the COP28 Health Day, COP28 UAE Declaration on Climate and Health, the Global Goal on Adaptation, the Sharm-El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda, and the Guiding Principles on Financing Climate and Health Solutions, ATACH members convened to agree on how these outcomes should shape the priorities of the ATACH moving forward responding to country demands and promoting better understanding of the barriers and opportunities to progress this important agenda.

The event was co-hosted by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), and the World Health Organization (WHO). 

View the event recording on the WHO website. Presentation slides are available using the links in the table below.

View the detailed meeting programme here


Day 1: Monday 4 March 2024

8:30 - 9:00 (CET) Arrival and Registration
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 - 10:00 Plenary: Keynote and Scene-Setting Presentations
- Presentation 1: ATACH Secretariat Update: from inception to date - Ms Elena Villalobos Prats, WHO
- Presentation 2: Climate Change and Health: the evidence - Dr Marina Romanello, Lancet Countdown
10:00 - 11:00 Plenary: High-Level Panel Discussion
11:00 - 12:00 ATACH Marketplace and Coffee (*Session not recorded)
12:00 - 13:30 Parallel Breakout Sessions 1
[CRHS 1] Indicators for health adaptation and climate resilience
Salón de Actos
[I-CAN 1] Nutrition and climate change and health research
Sala Europa
[SC 1] Sustainable procurement standards to reduce emissions in the supply chain
Sala Internacional
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 16:00                                            Parallel Breakout Sessions 2
[CRHS 2] Climate change and health vulnerability and adaptation assessments
Salón de Actos
[SC 3] Cross-sectoral / multi-agency collaboration at the national level
Sala Europa
[LCSHS 3] GHG emissions benchmarking
Sala Internacional
16:00 - 16:30 Break and Return to Plenary
16:30 - 17:30 Plenary: Reflection and Closing of Day 1
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Reporting back from parallel breakout sessions

Day 2: Tuesday 5 March 2024

8:30 - 9:00 (CET) Arrival and Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Recap of Previous Day and Introduction of Day 2
9:15 - 10:45 Plenary: Financing - From Principles to Climate-Health Action at Country Level
- Presentation: Funding and Finance for Climate Change and Health - Dr Maria Neira, WHO
10:45 - 12:00 World Café and Coffee Break (*Session will not be live-streamed)
12:00 - 13:30 Parallel Breakout Sessions 3
[CRHS 3] Climate information for health services (climate-informed health surveillance, modelling health impacts)
Salón de Actos
[LCSHS 2] Action planning for low carbon health systems
Sala Europa

[I-CAN 2] Opportunities to advance action to integrate nutrition and climate at the national level
Sala Internacional

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 - 16:00                                                    Parallel Breakout Sessions 4
[LCSHS 1] Indicators to measure low carbon sustainability in health systems
Salón de Actos
[SC 3] The role of the private sector in promoting greening of supply chains
Sala Europa
16:00 - 16:30 Break and Return to Plenary
16:30 - 17:30 Plenary: Reflection and Closing Remarks
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