Friends of MSF: Sustainability & Climate Change Co

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King's College London - Guy's Campus

Great Maze Pond

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SE1 1UL

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Climate change is one of the biggest threats to humanity; so what does it mean to humanitarians?

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Please make sure you register with Doctors academy - link in description. Eventbrite ticket is not a registration for this event!

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Climate change is one of the biggest threats to humanity; a 4 degrees increase will result in displacement of 760 million people due to sea levels rising. Other catastrophic effects, if not addressed in time, include water shortage; crop failure; extreme weather; biodiversity lost; desertification.

From a field worker’s experience to policy makers’ standpoint, Friends of MSF’s Sustainability Conference aims to answer how climate change will affect humanitarian aid. With a focus on advocacy and climate migration, this conference aims to bring discussion onto how students can get involved more.

“Given the enormity of human impacts and political obstacles, adaptation and enhancement of resilience are essential but fundamentally insufficient, as anticipated needs will far exceed the response capabilities of relief actors.”

- THE LANCET COUNTDOWN WITH MSF

Conference registration is only open for a short amount of time - please ensure that you do this early, if you'd like to attend! Link: https://doctorsacademy.org/CourseNw/FMSF/

F U R T H E R R E A D I N G

1. Climate Emergency: A Humanitarian Call to Action (MSF Article)

This article by Avril Benoît, Executive Director of MSF USA, summarises the emergency aid workers are facing. Topics include: climate-sensitive diseases; climate conflicts; malnurition; food placements. Benoît also highlights MSF's current actions; this article is very interesting and a must read!

2. Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Reports

The IPCC is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. Their reports underline climate change on a scientific basis, its impacts and suggests adaptations. The latest synthesis report (2014) summary for policymakers (linked) is (currently and arguably) the most reliable source of information for climate effects. It is highly recommended to read the report or skim through the titles and graphs.

3. 10 Simple Ways to Act on Climate Change (BBC Article)

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SE1 1UL

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