Event: SLMCCM to host second Asia dialogue on climate change and mental health – register now
| May 24, 2023
The second Southeast Asia and Western Pacific Regional Hub Dialogue of COP2 (Care of People x Planet), coordinated by the Planetary and Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine (Philippines) and The George Institute for Global Health (India) will take place on June 6, 2023.
The emotional and social strength and resilience of communities needed to face climate and environmental change is getting more attention. COP2 is a growing community of companies, governments, organizations, and institutions focused on strengthening the human operating systems needed to address climate change. We are developing a Roadmap in collaboration with the Race to Resilience that will be delivered at COP 28 for incorporating capacity building for increasing the psychological resilience of communities.
For your thoughts and insight, we will discuss our progress as well as early Roadmap ideas at the session. A moderator will lead you through a series of questions throughout the guided discussion to ensure that we are including your comments on, for example, the overarching goals and structure for the Roadmap, recommendations for best practices for supporting mental health at scale in the community, and metrics for success.
There will also be time to have more specific conversations highlighting issues at the intersection of climate and mental health that are most important to you. We hope to provide an inclusive space for discussion and co-creation across generations and sectors.
Are you looking for a platform to share your projects, experiences, and ambitions to understand and respond to the interconnections between climate change and mental health? Come join us!
Date: June 6, 2023
Time: 06:00 – 07:30 London / 10:30 – 12:00 New Delhi / 13:00 – 14:30 Manila / 15:00 – 17:30 Sydney / 17:00 – 18:30 Fiji
- To increase awareness of the COP2 initiative in the Southeast Asia and Western Pacific region, and present opportunities to get involved with it moving forward.
- To present key findings from a first series of dialogues convened in October 2022 to inform and develop policy responses to the intersections of climate change and mental health.
- To seek feedback on a draft Roadmap that describes how to include capacity building for addressing people’s resilience and the mental and emotional strengths of 4 billion people by 2030.
- To network, share on-going initiatives, and priorities at the intersection of climate and mental health that are most important to the region.
Audience: individuals and organisations in Southeast Asia and The Western Pacific that are attuned to or concerned with the mental and emotional health and well-being impacts of the climate crisis.
- Gary Belkin, Director, Billion Minds Project | Columbia University, Chair, COP2
- Renzo Guinto, Co-lead, Southeast Asia, and Western Pacific Regional Hub, COP2, Director, Planetary and Global Health Program, St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine, Philippines
- Claudia Selin Batz, Co-lead Southeast Asia, and Western Pacific Regional Hub, COP2, Co-lead Southeast Asia, and Western Pacific Regional Hub, COP2, Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Impact and Engagement, The George Institute for Global Health,
- Chhavi Bhandari, Co-lead, Southeast Asia, and Western Pacific Regional Hub, COP2, Head, Impact and Engagement, The George Institute for Global Health India
More information will be circulated to registered participants.
- COP2 is collaborating with the Race to Resilience that is mobilising the world to accelerate progress in adaptation and strengthening of key infrastructures that reach areas where 4 billion people live, by 2030. Learn more by visiting the website here.
- Contact the Southeast Asia & Western Pacific Regional Hub Leads for more information on what it means to become a member of the Regional Hub.
- St Luke’s Medical Center: Renzo Guinto (email@example.com)
- George Institute for Global Health: Chhavi Bhandari (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Claudia Selin Batz (email@example.com)
- For any queries pertaining to logistics, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org