Catalysing Change: Health and Climate Action

15nov3:30 pm5:00 pmCatalysing Change: Health and Climate ActionDo you want to be part of a transformative experience that explores the critical intersection of climate action and health? OrganiserEdinburgh Earth InitiativeEdinburgh Climate Change Institute, High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ3:30 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWorkshop & TrainingThemeFood & Agriculture,Mental Health & Wellbeing,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

In a world grappling with the far-reaching consequences of climate change, the intricate connection between our environment and our health has never been more apparent. Climate change has had many impacts on human health. Higher temperatures and extreme weather events are causing rising illness and death rates. Infectious diseases are becoming more widespread and appearing in new geographical locations. Farmers are struggling to grow crops and maintain healthy livestock, potentially leaving millions of people in conditions of food insecurity. How can we alleviate these growing health problems, whilst simultaneously combating the planetary warming that is causing them?

Join us for this panel with three individuals who are actively working in this space, to discuss the differing ways in which we can support a healthier population in a continuously warming world:

Dr Erika Warnatzsch

Erika is a climate change researcher, digital education designer, and teacher at the University of Edinburgh. She is co-Programme Director for the ECCI-hosted online MSc in Carbon Management, provides a range of professional development courses for corporate clients, and develops Climate Solution MOOCs for an international youth audience. Erika’s research focuses on the climate change, food, and health nexus. For her PhD she looked at the impact of climate change on Malawi’s main food crop, maize, and the knock-on food safety and health implications from this. Outside of academia Erika has a background in carbon accounting and has had the privilege to work with businesses, policymakers, communities, and individuals from around the world on climate solutions.

Emma Carroll-Monteil

Emma comes from a background in behaviour change and sustainability, with a particular interest in projects which enable sustainable behaviours and engagement. She has worked extensively in science communication, supporting the GroundsWell project’s community engagement strategy around place-making in urban areas. Much of her work has sought to empower groups and communities to meaningfully engage with sustainability and research co-production.

Douglas Martin- Founder & CEO, MiAlgae

Douglas started MiAlgae in 2016 while finishing a Master’s degree in Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology. MiAlgae produces Omega-3 through microalgae fermentation. The company utilizes a circular economy (and nutrient recycling) in order to reduce the overall environmental footprint and manufacturing costs. The microalgal products generated are aimed at the food and feed industries. MiAlgae is a green company and aims to contribute strongly towards the sustainability of the food chain.


November 15, 2023


3:30 pm – 5:00 pm


The Pod, Edinburgh Climate Change Institute, Level 0

High School Yards

Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ

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(Wednesday) 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


Edinburgh Climate Change Institute

High School Yards, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ