James Hassell / Weston Roundtable (Sept. 22, 2022)
From Eric Klister
Global environmental change represents an unprecedented threat to public health. A substantial body of evidence now connects climate and other human-driven environmental changes (such as deforestation and shifts in land use and food systems) to infectious and non-communicable disease. Addressing and building human resilience to these threats are global goals, but there are no internationally agreed-upon standards for regular collection and interpretation of data that can be used to monitor and forecast the direct impacts of these changes on people’s health.
Drawing on a review we recently conducted with WWF, Hassell will speak about opportunities that exist to scale data collection efforts so that they meet the public health needs of different stakeholders within changing landscapes.
The Weston Roundtable is made possible by a generous donation from Roy F. Weston, a highly accomplished UW-Madison alumnus. Designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering, and policy, these interactive lectures are co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Office of Sustainability.