The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: What does public health have to do with it?

The program, scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, is sponsored by the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Public seminar with panelists
JHSPH Sommer Hall (E2014)
Todd D. Stern, the special envoy for climate change at the State Department, attended the meeting in Paris. He will discuss the consequences of Paris, how it was and what it means for the U.S. His talk will be followed by a panel discussion. U.S. Rep. Henry A. Waxman; Greg Dotson, Center for American Progress; Jennifer Martin, Baltimore City Health Department; and Johns Hopkins experts Pierre-Gerlier Forest, Mary Fox, Vicente Navarro, and Adam Sheingate will discuss the political and ethical ramifications of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

2 to 2:45 p.m.
Live webcast
"The Clean Air Act as Model Policy: A Conversation with Henry A. Waxman"
Waxman's tenacious guardianship, oversight, and amendments to the Clean Air Act improved the quality of the air we breathe, made our water cleaner and safer to drink, helped preserve the ozone layer, decreased acid rain, impacted our food systems, and saved countless lives. His contributions to EPA regulations resonate today in the CO2 or greenhouse gases protections he envisioned and championed years ago.