Global Partnerships for Local and Regenerative Climate Actions - Hosted by the AIIA Queensland


Join us in-person or online with Lecturer, Researcher and Practitioner in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at Griffith University, Dr. Connie Gan, who will speak urgent need to address climate change to ensure a more sustainable and healthy planet.


📍 If you are attending in-person, please arrive at Holding Redlich at 5.30pm for registration and drinks.

💻If you are attending online, you will receive a follow-up confirmation email on the day containing further details on how to join the webinar.

🎟️ AIIA QLD members are entitled to free entry. The price for other tickets can be found after clicking the 'register' button.

📷 Please note that you may be photographed or filmed for public consumption.

🛈 If you arrive after 6:00pm, the lifts may not be accessible. Ring 0481 522 665 for assistance.


Images supplied: Thomas Fuhrmann; Andreas Weith

License: Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

This talk highlights how global partnerships address the urgency of climate action and the necessity to adopt a regenerative approach that aligns with local realities. Regenerative actions are important as they go beyond merely mitigating impacts, but actively work towards restoring and improving our environment. They ensure long-term sustainability, foster resilience, and contribute to a healthier planet. This acknowledges that impacts of climate change vary across geographies and societies. It allows for solutions that are contextually appropriate and more likely to succeed, as they would be based on local knowledge, meet specific needs, and be culturally accepted.


The presentation will use examples from the hospitals and primary health care systems in Indo-Pacific region to highlight innovative community-based solutions and discuss efforts to leverage technology, data, and scientific research. We will discuss platforms and channels that facilitate knowledge-sharing and capacity-building for a sustainable and resilient future. In this future, the impacts of climate change on human health are effectively mitigated through collaborative action, shared expertise, and a commitment to regenerative practices that heal our planet.

Agenda

Presentation by Dr. Connie Gan
Dr. Connie Cai Ru Gan
  • Dr. Connie Cai Ru Gan (Lecturer at School of Medicine and Dentistry at Griffith University)

    Dr. Connie Cai Ru Gan

    Lecturer at School of Medicine and Dentistry at Griffith University

    Dr. Connie Gan is a planetary health lecturer-researcher-practitioner at School of Medicine and Dentistry, Griffith University. Her studies focus on future-proofing hospitals and involves working closely with health care facilities and communities to examine the health and socio-economic impacts of environmental changes, evaluating adaptation activities, and reorienting the provision of health services during disasters and exogenous shocks in multiple locations across Asia. As the lead researcher for the Australian team on the CORE-STEP research project, supported by the Australian Government through KONEKSI, she explores diverse knowledge cultures and solutions to build inclusive and climate ready health care. Connie is also part inaugural members of 15 early career professionals in the Indo Pacific Cooperation Network launched by the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) and Japan Foundation. The network’s mission is to study disaster resilience in the Indo-Pacific region, and have journeyed to Japan, Australia, Fiji and Tonga throughout 2023-2024. The network comprises three research groups, each with unique focus but shared goal: strengthening ties among practitioners, scholars, community members, and various sectors across the region.

    She has worked as a consultant at the World Health Organization (WHO) Centre for Health Development, where she contributed to the development of the Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health EDRM) Knowledge Hub. In her professional services as a sustainability coordinator of the Task Force on Health-Promoting Hospitals (HPH) and the Environment (since 2014); and as the Asia Pacific Focal Point of the Women Leaders for Planetary Health Network, co-lead of HEAL Observatory Knowledge Exchange, she hopes to contribute to accelerating policy action on climate change in healthcare. Outside of work, she enjoys boxing and training in Karate.

    More information about speaker
Online and In-person Questions from the Audience
Dr. Connie Cai Ru Gan
  • Dr. Connie Cai Ru Gan (Lecturer at School of Medicine and Dentistry at Griffith University)

    Dr. Connie Cai Ru Gan

    Lecturer at School of Medicine and Dentistry at Griffith University

    Dr. Connie Gan is a planetary health lecturer-researcher-practitioner at School of Medicine and Dentistry, Griffith University. Her studies focus on future-proofing hospitals and involves working closely with health care facilities and communities to examine the health and socio-economic impacts of environmental changes, evaluating adaptation activities, and reorienting the provision of health services during disasters and exogenous shocks in multiple locations across Asia. As the lead researcher for the Australian team on the CORE-STEP research project, supported by the Australian Government through KONEKSI, she explores diverse knowledge cultures and solutions to build inclusive and climate ready health care. Connie is also part inaugural members of 15 early career professionals in the Indo Pacific Cooperation Network launched by the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) and Japan Foundation. The network’s mission is to study disaster resilience in the Indo-Pacific region, and have journeyed to Japan, Australia, Fiji and Tonga throughout 2023-2024. The network comprises three research groups, each with unique focus but shared goal: strengthening ties among practitioners, scholars, community members, and various sectors across the region.

    She has worked as a consultant at the World Health Organization (WHO) Centre for Health Development, where she contributed to the development of the Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management (Health EDRM) Knowledge Hub. In her professional services as a sustainability coordinator of the Task Force on Health-Promoting Hospitals (HPH) and the Environment (since 2014); and as the Asia Pacific Focal Point of the Women Leaders for Planetary Health Network, co-lead of HEAL Observatory Knowledge Exchange, she hopes to contribute to accelerating policy action on climate change in healthcare. Outside of work, she enjoys boxing and training in Karate.

    More information about speaker

Location

Holding Redlich
Level 1, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane, 4000
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

See route

Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please send an email to bencolter99@gmail.com

Sponsors and Partners