High Level Event: Manifesto to Secure a Healthy Planet for All – A Call for Emergency Action
Royal Over Seas League, Park Place, London SW1A 1NS
2.00- 4.00pm 31stJuly, 2019
A Collaborative Initiative by the InterAction Council
- A high level discourse on the options for declaring and advancing an Emergency Response to the Climate and Environmental Crisis
- To launch and disseminate the ‘Manifesto to Secure a Healthy Planet for All’ and identify next steps with supportive organisations
HE Winnie Kiap, High Commissioner, Papua New Guinea, former Chair of the Commonwealth Secretariat Board of Governors
Ella Robertson, Managing Director, International, One Young World
2.00pm: Welcome and Introductions
2.10pm: Context and Letter from HE Bertie Ahern, Co-Chair of the InterAction Council – a Group of former Heads of Government and World Leaders: www.interactioncouncil.org
2.20pm: ‘The Climate and Planetary Emergency requires leadership from us all”
Video message: Dr David Nabarro, Strategic Director, 4SD – Skills, Systems and Synergies for Sustainable Development; Co-director, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London; supporting the Nature-based Solutions workstream for the Climate Action Summit in September and former Special Advisor to the UN SG, on Climate Change and Sustainable Development.
2.25pm: ‘Manifesto to Secure a Healthy Planet for All – A Call for Emergency Action’ Presentation by Professor Joanna Nurse, Strategic Advisor to the InterAction Council and former Head of Health and Education, the Commonwealth.
2.45pm: ‘Declaring an Emergency Response for the Climate and Environmental Crisis’
A High Level Discussion on Options and Mechanisms for Emergency Action
Introduced and moderated by Lieutenant General Louis Lillywhite, CB, MBE, Chatham House and former Surgeon-General UK Armed Forces.
3.00pm: Country Perspectives – from Country Representatives: Current impacts, future challenges and potential benefits of declaring an Emergency Response to the Climate and Environmental Crisis.
3.25pm: Partner and Stakeholder Perspectivesto enable Action– Young People and the Well-Being of Future Generations, endorsing and supportive organisations, statements and videos re the ‘Manifesto to Secure a Healthy Planet for All’.
3.55pm: Summary and Recommended Next Steps
4.00pm Close and Refreshments and Group Photo