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EPA Climate Lecture Series: Climate change and health – April 23 2024

Registration is now open for the first EPA climate change lecture of 2024. This free event takes place on Tuesday 23 April in the Banking Hall at the College Green Hotel. This year’s lecture is chaired by Dr Lara Dungan, with guest speaker Professor Lea Berrang Ford, head of the UKHSA Centre for Climate and Health Security, and will focus on the impacts of climate change on human health.


Tickets are free but registration is required:

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About the speaker:

Photo of Prof Lea Berrang Ford for Climate change Lecture Series

Professor Lea Berrang Ford is an expert in climate change impacts on health, adaptation to the health effects of climate change, and the health implications of decarbonisation. She was a Lead Author on the 2022 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment Report, is a co-author on the 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change, and led the Global Adaptation Mapping Initiative – an international collaboration of >125 scientists to assess evidence on progress on global adaptation to climate change.

Berrang Ford has led international, interdisciplinary projects on climate and health for over a decade, working with a range of global research and policy partners, in particular in Uganda, Peru, and the Canadian Arctic. She is a former Research Chair in Climate and Health with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and former a Royal Society Wolfson Research Fellow. 

Photo of Lara Duggan for Climate Change Lecture series

Chaired by: Lara Duggan, broadcaster will chair the evening including a Q&A session with Professor Berrang Ford after her presentation. 

A flyer for the EPA Climate lecture series on Tuesday 23 April 2024 on Climate Change and Health.

Who is involved?

Quite simply, everyone in Ireland has a role to play. This can be from something as simple as making sure you don’t pollute your local stream, or a local community working together to establish a Rivers Trust to enhance the rivers and lakes in their area, to a Government Department or Agency helping a Minister implement a new policy to help protect and enhance all our water bodies.

This website has been developed and is maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency, and is a collaboration between the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Local Authority Waters Programme.


Local Authority Waters Programme

The Local Authority Waters Programme coordinates the efforts of local authorities and other public bodies in the implementation of the River Basin Management Plan, and supports local community and stakeholder involvement in managing our natural waters, for everyone’s benefit.


Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA is responsible for coordinating the monitoring, assessment and reporting on the status of our 4,842 water bodies, looking at trends and changes, determining which waterbodies are at risk and what could be causing this, and drafting environmental objectives for each.


Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

The Department is responsible for making sure that the right policies, regulations and resources are in place to implement the Water Framework Directive, and developing a River Basin Management Plan and Programme of Measures to protect and restore our waters.