Climate Change and Health / Planetary Health Leadership Course – Transformational and Transdisciplinary

16. Dezember 2020 Allgemein

CIH LMU Munich and KLUG Online Course in March 2021: Climate Change and Health: Initiating and Leading Transformational change

The course is already full. The registration is no longer possible!

Course Dates: 6./7.3.2021, 22./23.3.2021, 23.4.2021
Course Credits: 3 ECTS
Cost: EUR 600,-
Location: Online Course
Course duration: 1 preparatory week incl. Pre-reading 3 online modules 6./7.3.2021, 22./23.3.2021, 23.4.2021; Assignment submission in last module.
Scholarships: Some scholarships can be provided. Please send a motivational letter.

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Climate change is the biggest threat for global health (Lancet 2009). Millions are victims of heat waves, droughts, floods and storms, hunger and the spread of infectious diseases, sea level rise and resulting migration and political instability. Children, not responsible for any of the causes, will suffer the most. The World Economic Forum ranks climate change and associated threats highest in its latest Global Risks Report: “The world is sleepwalking into a catastrophe.”

We have seen the signs for years. But we did almost nothing to change the course. Do we suffer from collective paralysis? Why are we stuck? We seem to be unable to reflect the need for a great transformation. Does it go beyond our current capacity of imagination?

Understanding the facts of climate change and the health consequences of climate change is not enough. We need to act as transformational change agents, networks and alliances, argue the case for transformation and implement multiple transformation pathways in the health sector and beyond both on local and global levels.

This advanced course is the first of its kind globally, bringing together health and climate science and the transformational change perspective.

The course is troped accredited.

The faculty include:

  • Harald Lesch, professor for theoretical astrophysics at LMU Munich, teaches natural philosophy at the Munich School of Philosophy.
  • Sabine Gabrysch, professor for climate change and health at Charité University Hospital Berlin and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
  • Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, professor for environmental medicine, Helmholtz Zentrum – German Research Center for the Environment, Technical University Munich.
  • Kris Murray, professor for disease ecology, Imperial College London, Lancet Countdown.
  • Nick Watts, NHS sustainability officer and former Executive Director The Lancet Countdown.
  • Nicole de Paula, political scientist and global health expert, Klaus Töpfer Fellow IASS Potsdam.
  • Maike Voss, researcher, global issues research division, German Institution for International and Security Affairs.
  • Annette Peters, Director Institute of Epidemiology, Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health
  • Andrew Farlow, research fellow in economics, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford.
  • Luzie Verbeek, Robert Koch Institut – One Health, Climate Change.
  • Ilona M. Otto, research associate, Earth System Analysis, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Ariane Hagl, artist, expert in creative change.
  • Martin Herrmann, medical doctor, expert in transformational change and leadership. President KLUG – German Alliance Climate Change and Health.
  • Franziska Matthies-Wiesler, climate change and health expert, Helmholtz Zentrum – German Research Center for the Environment.

The course is already full. The registration is no longer possible!
For questions regarding the course please contact:
Dr Martin Herrmann:

The course is already full. The registration is no longer possible!
For registration please contact:
Lisa Hoffäller, MA PGCE, Teaching & Training Unit at the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Center for International Health, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Phone: +49 (0)89 4400 59815,

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