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, Brussels

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.

Key speakers

MEP Philippe Lamberts
Co-Chair of the Greens in the European Parliament

Professor Sir Michael Marmot
former Chair of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health

Victor Everhardt
First Deputy Mayor of the City of Utrecht

David Powell
Head of Environment & Green Transition at the New Economics Foundation

Romina Boarini
Coordinator of the OECD’s Inclusive Growth Initiative

More speakers and programme will be released shortly!

Agenda

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
    Sir Andy Haines, Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • The impact of inequity
    Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL – INHERIT’s approach
    Caroline Costongs,INHERIT Consortium Coordinator , Euro Health Net Director

9:40 – 10:40

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

  • Panel discussion and Q&A:
    Andrea Kalavská, Health Minister, Slovakia
    Chris Fearne, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister, Malta
    Ildikó Horváth, StateSecretary for Health, Hungary

10:40 – 11:10

Coffee break

11:10 – 12:10

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

  • Panel discussion and Q&A:
    MEP Philippe Lamberts, Co-Chair of the European Greens (Belgium)
    Romina Boarini, Coordinator of OECD’s Inclusive Growth Initiative
    Eelco Smit, Senior Director Sustainability, Philips
    David Powell, Head of Environment & Green Transition, New Economics Foundation

12:10 – 13:00

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

  • Panel discussion and Q&A:
    High-level EU representatives from the new European Commission and European Parliament

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 15:30

WORLD CAFÉ: ACTING FOR THE TRIPLE-WIN

15:30 – 16:30

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

  • Panel discussion and Q&A:
    Mr Victor Everhardt, First Deputy Mayor of the City of Utrecht
    Hon Dr Ricardo Baptista Leite, Former 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
    Dr Yvonne Doyle, National Medical Director Public Health England
    Dr Cory Neudorf, Coordinator Urban Public Health Network Canada, Chief Medical Health Officer Saskatoon Health Region, Assistant Professor on Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan

14:00 – 15:30

CLOSING DISCUSSION: Inspiring action for systemic change across generations

“Fireside chat”: Youth for Climate (tbc) in conversation with Sir Michael Marmot

14:00 – 15:30

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

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.

Speakers

Andy HainesProf Andy Haines, Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Philippe LambertsMember of the European Parliament
Michael MarmotProfessor Sir Michael Marmot FRCP, Director, Institute of Health Equity, UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Victor EverhardtMr. Victor Everhardt, Deputy Mayor of Utrecht
Ricardo BaptistaMember of Cascais City Assembly, Member of the Portuguese National Parliament, Head of Public Health at the Catholic University of Portugal
Yvonne DoyleProfessor Yvonne Doyle MD CB, Medical Director and Director for Health Protection Public Health England
Dr. Cory NeudorfProfessor, Dept. of Community Health & Epidemiology, College of Medicine, Univ. of Saskatchewan
David PowellHead of Environment & Green Transition, New Economics Foundation
Eelco SmitSenior Director Sustainability, Group Sustainability, Philips International B.V.

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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