WHA71 in Geneva, Switzerland


More Than Just a Field Fire: Open Burning and Improving Health, Food Security and Climate by Pam Pearson, ICCI Director

Sustainable Heating in Chile: Actions to Improve Air Quality by Rodrigo Dittborn


Seasonal Air and Climate Pollution with Lasting Health Impacts:

Open Burning and Domestic Heating

Raising the Profile, Spreading Solutions

Wednesday May 23, 18:30-20:30

World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Room Obasi


18:30    Welcome Reception (Light Refreshments)

19:00    Opening and Welcomes:

                        Dr. Petteri Tallas, Secretary-General, WMO

                        Dr. Joy St. John, Assistant Director General for Climate and Other                             Determinants of Health, WHO

                        Dr. Fanny Demassieux, Environment and Health/Pollution Coordinator,

                                    UN Environment

19:15       Air Pollution: A Growing Health Crisis

                        Dr. Maria Niera, Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, WHO

19:25        Open Agricultural Burning as an Air and Climate Problem

                         (+ solutions that increase food security, resilience and adaptation)

                        Pam Pearson, MPH, Director, ICCI


19:40       Wood and Coal Burning, Climate and Human Health

Dr. Heather Adair-Rohani, WHO

19:50    Integrated Programs to Decrease Pollution from Heating Stoves:

                        The Chilean Example

                        Rodrigo Dittborn, Ministry of Environment, Chile

20:00    High-level Roundtable: Statements and Response/Q&A


                        Dr. Elena Manaenkova, Deputy Director General, WMO


                        Dr. Fanny Demassieux, UN Environment

                        Dr. Carlos Dora, WHO