Agenda item

Climate Change and Health: Conference Report

Report of the Director of Public Health




Mark Whitworth, Head of Sustainable City and Victoria Penman, Sustainability Programme Officer presented a report on Climate Change and Health.  The report shared learnings from an event held under the aegis of the Health and Wellbeing Board and Sheffield City Partnerships Board in November 2022 bringing representatives of organisations in the city to consider how they might work together to tackle climate change and build a sustainable future for Sheffield.


The Board noted key learning points highlighted in the report and what the next steps would be.  The Board wanted to keep this as a priority and look at what could be done locally.




The Health and Wellbeing Board agreed:


·       to endorse the report of the event held on 15th November 2022 and act on the next steps, particularly by encouraging constituent members to engage with the developing routemaps to contribute actions that would support the city’s decarbonisation;


·       to consider how it can give ongoing time and resource to preparing for the transition to both a net zero society and increasing climate change impacts; and


·       to play an active role in the development of the forthcoming adaptation and resilience assessment and development of a plan.


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