Driving better health with sustainable energy
Low-carbon policies and investment don’t just safeguard the planet: they create better health today. Around the world, in our cities and beyond, sustainable energy brings immediate health benefits – from easing air pollution to tackling excess heat and cold in homes and workplaces, and giving hospitals reliable power.
The links between energy and health are well established. Yet policymakers, investors and the health sector often overlook these co-benefits. This means they aren’t costed and quantified, innovators are denied funding, and health and climate policies work in isolation or even against each other.
Please join us for our Driving Better Health with Sustainable Energy conference at Bloomberg London on 2 July. Through on-the-ground examples and expert insights, we will ask how to overcome investment barriers and leverage collaboration across sectors to reach urgent climate, energy and health targets in the UK and worldwide.
The lively and interactive day will include fast-paced panel debates, inspirational keynote speakers, and cases studies showing the real-world impact of sustainable energy. You can also network with key thinkers in the field, and meet this year's Ashden Award winners. Speakers and panelists include:
- Neil Jennings, The Grantham Institute
- Harriet Lamb, CEO, Ashden
- Ellen Dorsey, Executive Director, Wallace Global Fund
- Peter George, Senior Director (Private Sector & Investment), Clean Cooking Alliance
- Councillor Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader, Waltham Forest Council
- Kunal Vaid, CEO, Resham Sutra
- Karen Creavin, CEO, The Active Wellbeing Society
- Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Executive Director, Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program
- Her Excellency Samira Bawumia, Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana
- Naveen Krishna, Founder and Managing Director, SMV Green
- Antonia Jennings, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
- Alejandro Restrepo Montoya – Advisor to the Mayor, Medellin
- Fiona Daly, Honorary Professor, University College London
- Alex Eaton, Co-founder and CEO, Sistema.bio
- John Kolm-Murray, Principal Policy and Programme Officer, Greater London Authority
- Paul Southon MFPH, independent public health consultant
- Venkat Chekuri, Joint Secretary, Karuna Trust
- Charlotte Wang, Founder and CEO, EQuota
- The Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia
Join us and explore the interplay between energy and health, through insights from academics, economists, policymakers, health professionals and practitioners in the field.
We will discuss how a co-benefits approach can address policy objectives, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and deliver more efficient funding. And you will hear stories and evidence of impact from a range of Ashden Award winners using sustainable energy to meet health targets.
You can also join a seeing-is-believing tour of the Bloomberg office, which will reveal how the building’s state-of-the-art design boosts productivity and indoor air quality.
Supported by Bloomberg NEF
Event contact: [email protected]
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