Health and Security Risks of Climate Change

The British Medical Journal is organising a briefing event for a small audience on the ‘Health and Security Risks of Climate Change’. This event, organised in partnership with the Climate and Health Council, will take place at BMA House on 17th October.

Advertising the event, Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor of the BMJ says: “Whilst the fiscal impacts of climate change are increasingly discussed, less attention is paid to its human impacts.

“These are increasingly recognised to be both imminent in their emergence, and grave in their consequence. Such is the opinion of the medical community, but also of the military and security establishment.

“Indeed, the direct health impacts of climate change will threaten security and promote conflict – factors which themselves threaten human health. Such issues were bluntly clarified in a recent editorial, published in the BMJ (British Medical Journal)”.

At the event, Dr Godlee explains, “these issues will be discussed in greater detail by experts in their fields – ranging from economists, policy makers, and influential members of the business community.”

To find out more or to apply for a place email before the 1st August 2011, providing your name, job title, organisation and email address.