Environmental crisis-related inequities webinar is organized by the Environmental Health Institute of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Portugal. This event intends to celebrate the World Environmental Health Day declared by the International Federation of Environmental Health.



16:00 Welcome and introduction
António Vaz Carneiro (Environmental Health Institute, FMUL, Portugal)
16:15 Psychology, human rights and the climate and environmental crisis
Tony Wainwright (University of Exeter, UK)
17:15 Communicating climate change health impacts to diverse audiences
Connie Roser-Renouf (Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University, USA)
18:00 Discussion and closure



Tony Wainwright
University of Exeter, UK

Tony Wainwright is a senior lecturer in clinical psychology  in the Centre for Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter. His main role is teaching on clinical programmes where he covers policy, leadership, ethics and public health. Tony is also a member of the British Psychological Society Ethics Committee where he leads on human rights and the climate and environmental crisis. He has a worked for some years with the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations on prevention, ethics and human rights and continues as part of the editorial group of the EFPA news magazine. He is a member of the steering committee of the Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights and a supporter of Extinction Rebellion in the UK as part of the XRPsychologists group.

Connie Roser-Renouf
Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University, USA

Connie Roser-Renouf is a Research Associate at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, and an adjunct faculty member at Yale’s School of Public Health. Her research focuses on understanding how diverse audiences use, interpret and respond to information on climate change.  The objective of this work is to identify effective communication strategies that inform and engage the public, while contributing to the theoretical literature on science communication, risk communication and social marketing.Between 2008 and 2018, Dr. Roser-Renouf served as Co-Principal Investigator of the Yale/George Mason University Climate Change in the American Mind audience research program, which tracks public opinion on climate change.  She has previously held positions at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Denver. Dr. Roser-Renouf earned her PhD in Communication Research at Stanford University in 1986.


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The webinar will be held in English without translation.