A Future for All to INHERIT: Taking Action Now

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A Future for All to INHERIT: Taking Action Now

10 December 2019

KVS – Royal Flemish Theatre

Rue de Laeken 146

1000 Brussels

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Around the world, parallel environmental and societal crises are unfolding on an unprecedented scale, posing great threats to human health, well-being and our very existence.

Time is running out. We need to take action now to ensure that these times of crises are the opportunity for a socially-just transition to a more sustainable future for all.

Join us on 10 December for key insights on:

• How the new European Commission and Parliament will deliver integrated measures for more sustainable, healthier and equitable societies;
• How EU Member States are achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through a whole-of-government approach;
• How municipalities across Europe and beyond are implementing concrete, innovative solutions for sustainable change;
Whether “growth” can be sustainable environmentally, socially, and economically.

We welcome you to debate with conference speakers, discuss how to enable behaviour change for more sustainable futures, and apply the learnings from the 4-year EU H2020 research project, INHERIT.

Agenda

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8:30 – 9:00

Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 – 9:40

OPENING STATEMENTS: Setting the scene

  • The environmental crisis and urgent need for widespread change
    Prof. Andy Haines, Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • The impact of inequity
    Sir Michael Marmot FRCP, Director, Institute of Health Equity, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL
  • INHERIT’s approach
    Caroline Costongs, EuroHealthNet Director, INHERIT Consortium Coordinator

9:40 – 10:40

NATIONAL-LEVEL DEBATE: A whole-of-government approach to achieving the SDGs from a national perspective

Saila Ruuth, State Secretary to Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland (EU Presidency)
Dr. Giuseppe Ruocco, Director General Ministry of Health, Italy
Prof. Stanislav Špánik, State Secretary of the Ministry of Health,  Slovak Republic

10:40 – 11:10

Coffee break (Foyer)

11:10 – 12:05

SPOTLIGHT: Environmentally, socially and economically sustainable growth – an achievable aim?

Romina Boarini,  Senior Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General, Coordinator of the Inclusive Growth Initiative
Philippe Lamberts, MEP and Co-president of the Greens/EFA Group
David Powell, Head of Environment & Green Transition, New Economics Foundation
Eelco Smit, Senior Director Sustainability, Group Sustainability, Philips International B.V.

12:05 – 13:00

EU-LEVEL DEBATE: EU action on more systemic, integrated measures for more sustainable, healthier and equitable societies

Katarina Ivankovic-Knezevic, Director Social Affairs, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL)
John Ryan, Director Public Health, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE)
Astrid Schomaker, Director Global Sustainable Development, Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENVI)

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch (Foyer)

14:00 – 15:00

BREAKOUT: ACTING FOR THE TRIPLE-WIN

Parallel sessions:

  1. Ensuring healthy, sustainable affordable food (Brazza room)
    Led by: Nina van der Vliet, Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment – Sibila Marques, Lisbon University Institute
    External expert: Nick Jacobs, IPES-Food
  2. Fostering quality, accessible green spaces (Top room)
    Led by: Ruth Bell, University College London – Kirsti Anthun, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    External expert: Lise Gauvin, MUSE project, Canada
  3. Ensuring healthy and energy efficient housing for all (Atrium room)
    Led by:George Morris and Tim Taylor, University of Exeter
    External expertJulien Dijol, Housing Europe
  4. Encouraging active transport across population groups (Bar room)
    Led by: Brigit Staatsen, Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment – Iva Zverinova, Charles University Prague
    External expert: Piotr Rapacz, European Commission
  5. Fostering integrated governance to address key challenges (Top room)
    Led by: Ingrid Stegeman, EuroHealthNet – Rosa Strube, Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production
    External expert: Laurent Bontoux, Joint Research Centre

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break (Foyer)

15:30 – 16:30

MUNICIPAL-LEVEL DEBATE: Sustainable changes in an urban context – how can we take it further?

Hon. Dr. Ricardo Baptista Leite, Former Deputy and current Member of Cascais City Assembly, Member of the Portuguese National Parliament, Head of Public Health, Catholic University of Portugal
Elisabeth Bengtsson, Senior Officer Public Health Västra Götaland, Consultant WHO Healthy Cities Network
Dr. Cory Neudorf, Professor, Department of Community Health & Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, and Coordinator of the Urban Public Health Network of Canada

16:30 – 16:50

CLOSING DISCUSSION: Inspiring action for systemic change across generations

Ewa Rewers (Youth for Climate, Poland) and Dana Seggev (Fridays for Future, Utrecht) in conversation with Sir Michael Marmot

16:50 – 17:00

AUDIENCE INPUT AND CLOSING REMARKS: ACTIONS FOR A MORE EQUITABLE, HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Caroline Costongs, EuroHealthNet Director, INHERIT Consortium Coordinator

Speakers

Andy HainesProfessor of Environmental Change and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Astrid SchomakerDirector for Global Sustainable Development at the European Commission
Caroline CostongsEuroHealthNet Director, INHERIT Consortium Coordinator
Cory NeudorfDept. of Community Health & Epidemiology, College of Medicine, Univ. of Saskatchewan
Dana SeggevFridays for Future, Utrecht
David PowellHead of Environment & Green Transition, New Economics Foundation
Eelco SmitSenior Director Sustainability, Group Sustainability, Philips International B.V.
Elisabeth BengtssonSenior Officer Public Health Västra Götaland, Consultant WHO Healthy Cities Network
Ewa RewersYouth For Climate Poland
Giuseppe RuoccoSecretary General – Chief Medical Officer at the Italian Ministry of Health
John F. RyanDirector of the Commission Public Health, country knowledge, crisis management directorate
Katarina Ivanković-KneževićDirector Social Affairs, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL)
Michael MarmotDirector, Institute of Health Equity, UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Philippe LambertsMEP and Co-president of the Greens/EFA Group
Ricardo Baptista LeiteFormer Deputy Member and current Member of Cascais City Assembly, Member of the Portuguese National Parliament, Head of Public Health at the Catholic University of Portugal
Romina BoariniSenior Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General and the Coordinator of the Inclusive Growth Initiative
Saila RuuthState Secretary to Minister of Social Affairs and Health
Stanislav SpanikMState Secretary for Health, Slovakia

Venue

KVS-Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg | Royal Flemish Theatre

Rue de Laeken 146 Lakensestraat 146, 1000 Brussels

KVS is the Brussels city theatre – a cultural pillar in the heart of Europe that provides a platform for expression of plurality and inclusion – ‘place of mental and physical encounter, an urban artery running from tradition to the future,’ providing a fitting setting for our call to action.

Getting to the Venue

From Airport:

  • From Zaventem International Airport, take train to Brussel-Noord/Bruxelles-Nord, a 15 minute walk to the KVS

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From Downtown:

  • Metro: Take lines 2 or 6 to IJzer/Yser stop, a 5 minute walk to KVS;  or take lines 1 or 5 to Sint-Katelijne/Sainte-Catherine stop, a 7 minute walk to KVS
  • Train: From Brussel-Noord/Bruxelles-Nord, a 15 minute walk to the KVS
  • Tram/Bus: From IJzer/ Yser stops, a 3 minute walk to the KVS
Click here for more information on getting around Brussels.

It is not too late to take action. But we need to do so together, and do so now.

Shaping a healthier, more sustainable future for all.

Begin by exploring the INHERIT 4 Future Scenarios:

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