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Health Systems Implementing Climate Action

The Yale Center on Climate Change and Health and The New York Academy of Medicine will host a first-of-its-kind event on sustainable health systems during Climate Week NYC 2024 held in tandem with the United Nations General Assembly, bringing together leading examples of health system climate readiness innovation. This event will convene business and health sector leaders to present the latest research and practice findings around low carbon, resilient health care delivery, and explore building sustainable systems through actionable and scalable solutions.


  • World Health Organization

    Vanessa Kerry, MD, MSc
    Director-General Special Envoy for Climate Change and Health
  • CASCADES - Creating a Sustainable Canadian Health System in a Climate Crisis, University of Toronto

    Fiona Miller, PhD
  • Kaiser Permanente

    Eric Berzon, MBA
    Former Vice President and Assistant Treasurer - Finance
  • Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

    Marina Romanello, PhD
    Executive Director
  • Planetary Healthcare Lab, University of British Columbia, and Lancet Commission on Sustainable Healthcare

    Andrea MacNeill, MD
    Director and Co-Director
  • Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Renee Salas, MD, MPH
    Affiliated Faculty
  • Persefoni

    Kristina Wyatt, JD, MBA
    Deputy General Counsel and Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Oliver Wyman Health and Life Sciences

    Oliver Eitelwein, PhD
  • Northwell Health

    Donna Drummond
    SVP, Chief Expense Officer, and Chief Sustainability Officer


Host Organizations




Conferences and Symposia
Sep 202426-27Multiple Days