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Climate change and global health

We have to act now to avoid severe consequences on working and life conditions. All scientists, clinicians and students who work with global health issues are welcome to this conference.

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways.

The landmark study warns of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and flooding, and a key temperature limit being broken in just over a decade. The report "is a code red for humanity", says the UN chief. But scientists say a catastrophe can be avoided if the world acts fast.

The aim of the conference is to create a scientific and clinical arena for discussion of global health issues. We will improve the standards of this type of work and improve co-operation and networking between persons and institutions who are engaged in these topics.

More information on Global Health Norway Conference 2022 (

The conference is free, but you need to register before 10 November.


  • Before lunch

    • 08.30-09.00: Registration
    • 09.00-09.15: Welcome by Siri Forsmo, Leader of Global Health Norway, and Per Martin Norheim-Martinsen, Vice rector R&D at OsloMet
    • 09.15-09.30: Video: Climate change 2022. By IPCC
    • 09.30-10.00: Opening keynote speech. Climate change and health, a global perspective. By Professor Tord Kjellstrøm, Director of the research consultancy Health and Environment International Trust in Nelson, New Zealand
    • 10.00-10.30: Productivity and safety in a warming world. By Professor George Havenith, Director of the Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre, Loughborough University
    • 10.30-10.45: Break
    • 10.45-11.15: Heat tolerance, global fire risk and cancer risk in an occupational setting. By PhD Senior Scientist Hilde Færevik, SINTEF AS Digital and the Gemini Center
    • 11.15-12.00: Panel debate
    • 12.00-13.00: Lunch
  • After lunch

    • 13.00-13.20: Musical entertainment
    • 13.20-13.30: Video: Climate change in the Arctic
    • 13.30-14.00: Arctic occupational health in the changing climate. By Professor Tiina Ikahaimo, University of Oulu and UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
    • 14.00-14.30: Challenges for politicians and stakeholders. By State Secretary Bjørg Sandkjær, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • 14.30-14.45: Break
    • 14.45-15.55: Panel debate
    • 15.55-16.00: Closing


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