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19 May 2015

Global Health, Climate Change and the Environment – a Rights Based Approach

Photo by Sarah Elsewhere via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Photo by Sarah Elsewhere via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

The seminar will provide a platform for three Right Livelihood Award (RLA) Laureates: Frances Moore-Lappé (RLA 1987, USA), Hans Herren (RLA 2013, Switzerland), and Nnimmo Bassey (RLA 2010, Nigeria) to share their experiences and reflect on how bottom-up approaches can reduce the burden of disease, using science to influence policy at the nexus of global health, climate change and the environment. An interdisciplinary report on the topic will be presented, including recommendations for future action. We encourage active participation in the dialogue.  Feedback from the Laureates and public audience members will be incorporated into the final version of the report.



From 19 May 2015 at 15:00 to 19 May 2015 at 17:00


Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Room: Lounge, Linnégatan 87D



  • 16:30 Light refreshments
  • 17:20 Welcoming remarks by Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director, Right Livelihood Award Foundation and Lennart Olsson, Founding Director of the Lund University  Centre for Sustainability Studies, LUCSUS and the coordinator of the Right Livelihood College, Lund campus
  • 17:30 Frances Moore-Lappé, Co-founder, Small Planet Institute (USA), pre-recorded video
  • 17:40 Hans Herren, Founder, Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development (Switzerland)
  • 17:55 Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health at the Mother Earth Foundation (Nigeria)
  • 18:10 Global Health, Climate Change and the Environment Report presentation by Vasna Ramasar, Post-Doctoral Fellow, LUCSUS
  • 18:20 Panel discussion with Hans Herren, Nnimmo Bassey and Linus Dagerskog, SEI Research Associate, EcoSanRes node and capacity development. Moderator: Lennart Olsson
  • 18:45 Questions and comments from the audience
  • 18:55 Closing remarks by Lennart Olsson

Please, note the programme may be subject to minor changes