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Preventing global non-communicable diseases through low carbon development

Global Health Lectures

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Preventing global non-communicable diseases through low carbon development

Within the framework of the alliance ACCIS-Global, (CRESIB, CREAL, IS-Global) and within the joint program for research and transfer,  we have initiated a series of Global Health Lectures with the aim of bringing world's top scholars in global health to Barcelona to share their research with the ACCIS-Global community and other researchers.

The first of the four Global Health Lectures foreseen for this year will be held on 20 March at PRBB Auditorium, at 12.00 Prof. Neal Pearce,   Director of the Center for Global Non-communicable Disease, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London – UK, that will talk about “Preventing global non-communicable diseases through low carbon development”.

You are all invited to join us and hope you will enjoy these lectures!


The increasing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) poses an enormous threat to populations and health systems across the globe. At the same time, the impacts of climate change are predicted to have profound public health effects and demand urgent transition to low-carbon economies. Although important synergies exist in the causes and efforts to tackle these major health threats, the synergies have received limited attention to date. The development of the Sust

ainable Development Goals (SDGs) represents an important opportunity to integrate efforts to reduce the burden of NCDs and promote sustainable development. This talk will explore, from an epidemiological perspective, the burden and causes of the coming global epidemic and global NCDs, and how it can best be prevented. In particular, it will discuss the commonalities and synergies involved in the prevention and control of NCDs and low-carbon development.

Prof Neil Pearce

Neil Pearce is Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Director of the Centre for Global NCDs, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. During 2000-2010 he was Director of the Centre for Public Health Research in the Research School of Public Health on the Massey University Wellington Campus. He works in a broad range of areas of epidemiological non-communicable diseases (NCD) research. In 2008 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and he was President of the International Epidemiological Association during 2008-2011.


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