29 Nov 2019, Φ Hamburg: Fridays for Future; Weltklimastreik

29.11.2019, Hamburg: Fridays for Future; Weltklimastreik

https://fridaysforfuture.de/: Die Klimakrise ist eine reale Bedrohung für die menschliche Zivilisation – die Bewältigung der Klimakrise ist die Hauptaufgabe des 21. Jahrhunderts. Wir fordern eine Politik, die dieser Aufgabe gerecht wird.

  • “Wir sind jung und brauchen die Zukunft!”
  • “Wasserpegel Hamburg 2015”

„Unter 1.000 mach’ ich’s nicht“ – Scientists for Future startet Aktion gegen Kurzstreckenflüge in der Wissenschaft, https://www.scientists4future.org/unter-1000/: Berlin, 28.11.2019 – Anlässlich des Weltklimastreiks am 29.11. starten Wissenschaftler*innen von Scientists For Future … eine Kampagne zum Verzicht auf Dienstreisen mit dem Flugzeug über kurze Strecken … hatten die TU Berlin, die Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin und die Universität Potsdam … gemeinsam mit weiteren fünf Einrichtungen in der Region Berlin-Brandenburg bereits über 1.850 Selbstverpflichtungen zur Vermeidung von Kurzstreckenflügen gesammelt … „Auch wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen sind Organisationen, in denen sich sehr viel in Richtung Klimaschutz bewegen muss“, erläutert Prof. Dr. Dr. Martina Schäfer von der TU Berlin die Motivation für die Kampagne. Eine Untersuchung der ETH Zürich zeigt, dass dort die Hälfte der CO2-Emissionen der Hochschule auf Reisen zurückzuführen sind, davon 93% auf das Fliegen. Unbestritten ist, dass Wissenschaftler*innen berufsbedingt reisen müssen, aber zumindest für Strecken unter 1000 Kilometern wäre die Bahn eine gute Alternative … Weitere Maßnahmen, wie der zunehmende Einsatz von Videokonferenzen, aber auch die Kompensation von Langstreckenflügen sind notwendige Bestandteile von universitären Klimaschutzplänen … Die Aktion ist Teil einer größeren Kampagne „Unter 1000 mach’ ich’s nicht“, die sich auch an Privatpersonen und Unternehmen richtet (www.unter1000.de).

22 Nov 2019, Φ Marseille EPH Ws „Greening” incl. “CO2 emissions from EPH conf travel”

22.11.2019, Marseille: Workshop (6.O) “Greening the European Public Health (EPH) conferences, and beyond”, incl. “Towards quantifying CO2 emissions from EPH conference travel”

12th European Public Health Conference: Building bridges for solidarity and public health. – Marseille Chanot, Palais des Congrès et des Expositions

Workshop organized by: EUPHA, EUPHA (HIA), EUPHA (ENV); Chair persons: Rainer Fehr – Germany, Peter van den Hazel – EUPHA (ENV) [19-09]

Abstract: European Journal of Public Health, Volume 29, Issue Supplement_4, November 2019, Published: 13 November 2019, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckz185.479

Key messages:

  • For reasons of responsibility and credibility, professional associations need to care about their ecological footprint; EUPHA created a ‘‘Green Club’’ and explores practical measures for ‘‘greening’’
  • Both resource consumption and emissions from EPH conferences are considerable, calling for intensified action, e.g. provision of evidence, awareness-building, and promotion of eco-friendly options.

Workshop introduction: Slides

Presentation 1: Greening the European Public Health conferences – The Green Club; J Mamo, Department of Public Health, University of Malta, Msida, Malta. Abstract: European Journal of Public Health, Volume 29, Issue Supplement_4, November 2019, Published: 13 November 2019, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckz185.480 Slides

Presentation 2: Using the WHO EURO checklist for healthy and sustainable meetings; D Zeegers Paget, EUPHA, Utrecht, Netherlands. Abstract: European Journal of Public Health, Volume 29, Issue Supplement_4, November 2019, Published: 13 November 2019, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckz185.481

Presentation 3: Towards quantifying CO2 emissions from EPH conference travel; R Fehr 1, D Zeegers Paget 2, OCL Mekel 3, N Bos 4 [19-09a]; 1 Public Health Department, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany; 2 EUPHA, Utrecht, Netherlands; 3 Health Data and Assessments, Campus Development, NRW Centre for Health (LZG.NRW), Bochum, Germany; 4 University of Wageningen, Wageningen, Netherlands. Abstract: European Journal of Public Health, Volume 29, Issue Supplement_4, November 2019, Published: 13 November 2019, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckz185.482 – Slides

From the abstract (presentation 3): Goal: To estimate the amount of CO2 emissions associated with EPH conference air travel, for fostering awareness among EPH conference attendees. Method: Based on EPH attendees’ empirical distribution of countries of origin for the 2017 Stockholm and 2018 Ljubljana EPH conference, rough estimates of travel distances, CO2 emissions, and potential carbon offset costs were produced … Results: … the conference air travel was estimated to emit 650-930 tons CO2, with the cost for set-off being roughly € 20.000. In a typical case, the conference air travel CO2 emission of a person (foreign to the conference country) was estimated as being 580 kg. For comparison: to bring climate change to a halt, the total annual emission per person needs to be below 600 kg. Discussion: While estimates should be improved, a major task lies in promoting CO2 emission reduction and mitigation.

22 Nov 2019, Φ Marseille EPH conf contribut: “Health in EIA – … the Family of health assessments approach”

22.11.2019, Marseille, European Public Health (EPH) conference: Workshop “Making progress in Health Impact Assessment: from theory to practice” (7.L)

12th European Public Health (EPH) Conference: Building bridges for solidarity and public health – Marseille Chanot, Palais des Congrès et des Expositions

Workshop organised by: EUPHA (HIA), EUPHA (ENV); Chair persons: Piedad Martin-Olmedo – Spain, Peter Van Den Hazel – EUPHA (ENV)

Workshop abstract: European Journal of Public Health, Volume 29, Issue Supplement_4, November 2019, Published: 13 November 2019, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckz185.540

Workshop key messages

  • A comprehensive approach to population and human health should be incorporated in the EIA procedure.
  • Raise awareness for involving public health sector in addressing population and human health in EIA.

Our presentation:

Health in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA): Gaining strength from the “Family of health assessments” approach

1Rainer Fehr, 2Julia Nowacki, 3,4Piedad Martin-Olmedo, 5Thomas Claßen, 6Thomas Fischer, 4Marco Martuzzi, 3,5Odile Mekel, 1University of Bielefeld (Germany), 2WHO European Centre for Environment and Health (Germany), 3HIA-EUPHA, 4Andalusian School for Public Health (Spain), 5NRW Centre for Health (Germany), 6University of Liverpool (UK)

Abstract: European Journal of Public Health, Volume 29, Issue Supplement_4, November 2019, Published: 13 November 2019,  https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckz185.545

From the abstract: For connecting health-related ‘‘scientific knowledge’’ and ‘‘policy-making’’ with each other, there is a range of approaches, including health reporting, health needs / impact / technology / systems performance assessment as well as evaluative activities … Lessons: The ‘‘family’’ perspective helps to make best use of existing (local) knowledge (which is often embedded in diverse forms of health assessments); and to assure consistent practice across assessments. The inter-relationship of health assessments is a reason to reconsider training courses and to develop more integrated approaches.

Presentation slides

22 Nov 2019, Φ Marseille EPH conf contribut: “Building bridges – Sustainable Urban Health in Hamburg”

22.11.2019, Marseille: Workshop “Healthy Places” (4.O)

12th European Public Health Conference: Building bridges for solidarity and public health. – Marseille Chanot, Palais des Congrès et des Expositions

Workshop format: pitch presentations, limited to 5 slides per presentation.


Our presentation:

Building bridges: Sustainable Urban Health in Hamburg

R Fehr 1, A Trojan 2, C Hornberg 1 [19-08]; 1 Fakultät Gesundheitswissenschaften, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany, 2 Medizinische Soziologie, Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany

Abstract: European Journal of Public Health, Volume 29, Issue Supplement_4, November 2019, Published: 13 November 2019, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckz185.320

From the abstract: Issue: … For sustainably securing and promoting human health in the urban setting, a multitude of urban systems, fierce dynamics, and systemic interactions need to be considered. The goal is to provide an integrative view of Sustainable Urban Health, i.e. capturing the “forest” instead of merely the “trees”. … A theory-based Sustainable Urban Health (SUH) approach, starting out from the Human ecology perspective, provides a framework … Methods … As for results, there is a comprehensive account of Hamburg SUH, including history, health status, governance, health care, rehabilitation, prevention and health promotion, “health in all policies…, and current integrative community projects. 100 authors delivered c.70 contributions. Activities around “health” are shown to constitute a remarkable element of urban culture … To take the issue forward in civic society, one venerable Hamburg NGO (founded in 1765) now established a SUH working group. Conclusions: … This “no regrets” approach meets with interest also in civic society. Once it is applied in multiple cities, innovative concepts and efforts can be compared easily, and get locally adjusted, for further strengthening SUH.

Main message 1: Sustainable Urban Health (SUH), based on Human ecology, is an integrative “no regrets” approach and can cooperatively be applied anywhere, informing and guiding professionals and civic society. Main message 2: Even where activities around “health” constitute a remarkable element of urban culture, there is room for improvement, e.g. quality assurance on systems level, and more focus on sustainability.

Presentation slides

20 Nov 2019, Φ Marseille: Health Impact Assessment (HIA) preconference

20 Nov 2019, Φ Marseille: Health Impact Assessment (HIA) preconference

20.11.2019, Marseille: Pre-conference to the 12th European Public Health Conference – Health Impact Assessment (HIA) institutionalization and multisectoral collaboration in Europe

Marseille Chanot, Palais des Congrès et des Expositions; 09:00 – 17:30 h

Organised by: European Public Health Association (EUPHA) HIA Section, International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) Health Section, National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), NRW Centre for Health (LZG.NRW), Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU)/Public Health Wales (PHW), World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe.

https://eupha.org/repository/conference/2019/Preconferences/HIA_Pre-conference_Programme_20190913.pdf: … The aims … are to strengthen the knowledge on HIA in Europe, to share experiences in institutionalizing HIA and integrating a broad consideration of health and well-being, the use of HIA in environmental assessments and other impact assessments, as well as sharing the latest research on HIA.

https://ephconference.eu/2019-pre-conference-212:

Opening by the organizers team, Chair: Piedad Martin Olmedo, Vice-President EUPHA HIA; Keynote speech: Challenges and perspectives for health impact assessment development in France (Francoise Jabot, Ana Rivadeneyra, France)

Session 1 – Institutionalization of HIA across Europe results, Chair: Odile Mekel, President EUPHA HIA:

  • The use of HIA to support the plan for a cleaner air (Mathilde Pascal, France)
  • Institutionalization of HIA: what’s going on in Portugal? (Luciana Costa, Portugal)
  • HIA in context (Rainer Fehr, Germany) [19-10] Abstract – From the abstract: … Viewing HIA as one (important) type among the group of “health assessments” fruitfully inspires HIA, both on conceptual and on practice level, and may help to strengthen HIA significantly. Presentation slides

Session 2 –Using HIA inside and outside the health sector

Session 3 -The role of HIA in achieving Health in All Policies and the SDGs

Session 4 –Integrating HIA in environmental assessments

Open questions and closing comments.