Tackling climate change: the role of health and care research


Tara Lamont



  • Aarti Bansal, GP and founder of Greener Practice
  • Hilary Graham, Professor of Health Sciences, University of York and Associate Director of the ESRC Centre for Climate and Social Transformations (CAST)

Climate changemaybe the biggest single threat to public health of our time, and there is growing recognition that health and care organizations have a key role to play in the response to climate change and moving to net zero. In this plenary we seek to understand people’s attitudes to and beliefs about climate change and how they have shifted over time, and how values and beliefs play out into our actions on climate change.

We also want to explore how the NHS is responding to climate change and how research and evidence can contribute to our understanding of that response.