DETAILED PROGRAMME - Interactive Parallel Sessions SLOT 1
Session 1 - Main Lecture Hall “Hörsaal”
(European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, UK)
Marcus Hedblom, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: Urban woodlands and their importance for biodiversity and human well-being
Assaf Shwartz, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology: One size does not fit all – the complex relationship between wellbeing and biodiversity
Leonie Fischer, Technische Universität Berlin: People across Europe like urban biodiversity
Ruth Waters, Natural England: Getting Outdoors: What motivates people?
Session 2 - Seminar Room 3.01/ 3.03
(Metsähallitus, NHS Ostrobothnia Regional Unit / Europark Federation, Finland)
Neele Larondelle, Europarc Deutschland: Connecting people with nature: The National Nature Landscapes of Germany
Kerstin Ensinger, Schwarzwald Nationalpark / Black Forest National Park, Germany: The health benefits of experiencing “wilderness” in the Black Forest National Park
Silvestre GarcÍa de Jalón, BC3 Research: Exposure to green areas: Modelling health benefits in a context of study heterogeneity
Albert Bach, Institute of Environmental Science and
Technology of the Autonomous University of Barcelona: Forest and human health: A new approach for forest management?
Session 3 - Seminar Room 3.05/ 3.07
Linking Initiatives in biodiversity, health, climate change in policy and practice
(Belgian Biodiversity Platform, The Research Institute for Nature and Forest - INBO, Belgium)
Dave Stone, Natural England: Climate change, human health and biodiversity: How a socio-ecological conceptualisation of the challenge can provide mutually supportive integrated solutions.
Josipa Habuš, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zagreb: Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH): Developing new methodologies for quantitative evaluation of One Health activities
Julie Garnier, Odyssey Conservation Trust: Implementing a One Health approach in transfrontier conservation areas will help build resilience to climate change
Doreen Montag, Queen Mary University of London: Ecosystem services and their impact on peoples’ health: A needs-based approach to health assessment
2-minute ‘speed presentations’ of posters from:
· Kerstin Friesenbichler, Der Umweltdachverband / The Environmental Umbrella Organisation, Austria;
· Lieve Janssens, Agency for Sustainable Environment and Nature Policy, Belgium;
· Snezana Jovanovic, WHO Collaborating Centre for Housing and Health; and
· Hans Keune, Belgian Biodiversity Platform, The Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO);
· An Van Nieuwenhuyse, Scientific Institute of Public Health, Belgium
Session 4 - Media Room “Medienraum”
(World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe)
Matthias Braubach, WHO European Centre for Environment and Health: Benefits of urban green space interventions: lessons from the field
Kate Sheldon, Trees for Cities, UK: Edible Playgrounds by Trees for Cities
Jochem O. Klompmaker, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands (RIVM): Associations of green space with cardio-metabolic disease.
Jana Verboom, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands: Can a neighbourhood greening intervention improve the health and wellbeing of older residents?
Interactive parallel sessions – Leading questions for discussion
WEDNESDAY (28.06.2017) Morning sessions (10:40 - 12:40)
SESSION 1 - Biodiversity or green space? Evidence for contribution to health in a changing climate
Chair: Rebecca Lovell (Defra Research Fellow on the Natural Environment and Human Health, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, UK)
1. What is the actual contribution of biodiversity to health?
2. How can we assess the health impacts of biodiversity within a changing climate?
3. How can this help inform conservation and health management and policy development?
SESSION 2 - Health and protected areas in a changing climate
Chair: Veikko Virkkunen (Metsähallitus, NHS Ostrobothnia Regional Unit / Europark Federation, Finland)
1. What is the contribution of protected areas and biodiversity on health and well-being on individual, community and society levels?
2. How can the protected areas’ benefits on health and well-being be measured, quantified and valued?
3. Which new programs help to connect people to parks to improve their health?
SESSION 3 - Linking initiatives in biodiversity, health, and climate change action in policy and practice
Chair: Hans Keune (The Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO), Belgium)
1. What is the role, and evidence, of health arguments in the debate around climate change action in relation to biodiversity?
2. What are the indicators to assess effectiveness of initiatives linking knowledge, policy and practice?
3. What are good examples of linking knowledge, policy and practice - why do they work or not?
SESSION 4 - The benefits of green space for enhancing human health – lessons learned from urban interventions
Chair: Matthias Braubach (World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe)
1. What actions are implemented on the local level to improve access to green spaces, and what are the lessons learned?
2. What are the environmental impacts and health benefits of urban green space actions? How may they change in a changing climate?
3. How to measure impacts of urban green spaces and how can unintended consequences be identified and avoided?