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    SeaTrust Institute


    Date: 30 Nov 2011
    Country: South Africa
    City/State: Durban
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COP 17 side event: Health as a driver of climate change policy, local efforts - Global action

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Nurses Across The Borders
SeaTrust Institute

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 30 Nov 2011 Location: South Africa (Durban) Venue: COP 17, Levubu River (16:45—18:15)

SeaTrust Institute's Dr. Lynn Wilson will present an official Side Event at COP17, the upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban South Africa on November 30, 2011.

The event, Health as a Driver of Climate Change Policy - Local Efforts: Global Action, highlights catalytic adaptation projects by the South/North NGO partnership Nurses Across the Borders (NAB), Nigeria and SeaTrust Institute.

These projects build local capacity for adaptation to climate change by training local health practitioners to undertake local-to-global actions to increase the awareness of health as the universal social, economic and environmental driver for changes in climate policy.

In 2011,NAB's CEO, Peters Omoragbon visited SeaTrust Institute's offices in Olympia, Washington to explore a more active working relationship between the two organizations by on the ground capacity buiding in locations throughout the world to augment their UNFCCC partnership as Co-Chairs of the Coalition on Health and Environment: Climate Change Initiative. As a result, the partnership between the two NGOs has grown and strengthened to include a strong Disaster Risk Reduction component.

Together with Mr. Omoragbon, Dr. Wilson demonstrates in this Side Event how, by empowering health professionals in low adaptive capacity areas, a South/North partnership with Nurses Across the Borders links research and capacity building with global action to build momentum for health as the universal societal and environmental driver for climate policy

Event website: http://seatrustinstitute.org/news.html

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