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First cohort of the University Program on "Climate Ethics for Local Management and Development"
In December 2023, the first edition of the University Program "Climate Ethics for Local Management and Development" organized by the National University of Córdoba and our foundation finished. It addressed interdisciplinary problems and strategies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. 12 modules, 2 masterclasses, and 1 final integrative work were developed under the supervision of 18 national and international professors
Our foundation joined the call of the global climate and health community ahead of COP28
The first Health Day, scheduled for December 3 during COP28, will mark the adoption of a Ministerial Declaration on Climate and Health. In this context, the global health and climate community calls for robust decision-making and concrete actions throughout the negotiations. It is crucial to promote and protect human health by making significant progress in all UNFCCC policy areas, with active coordination and cross-cutting actions in all sectors.
Report on the Climate Emergency and the Right to Health submitted to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR)
In a joint effort to address the climate emergency and its human rights impacts, our report entitled Protecting the Human Right to Health in the Climate Emergency: The Obligation of States to Adapt to Climate Change to Guarantee the Human Right to Health of their Residents has been published.
The report, developed in the framework of the "Request for an Advisory Opinion on Climate Emergency and Human Rights to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights from the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Chile" (Advisory Opinion OC-1-2023), represents a significant contribution in the discussion on the intersection between climate change and the human right to health.
This document, based on scientific evidence, presents clear recommendations and concrete actions that could guide policy decisions and the implementation of measures to protect vulnerable communities from the health effects of climate change.
Collaboration agreement with the National University of Córdoba
The Climate Ethics and Development Foundation signed a Framework Agreement with the National University of Córdoba to work collaboratively in the design, organization and delivery of courses, training courses and/or technical courses. The agreement was signed on behalf of the Foundation by its President, Lucas Rekers, and on behalf of the University by the Rector, Jhon Boretto.
Cintia Rodríguez Garat, who joins the project "Climate-Health Adaptation Strategies in South America" as an assistant researcher
She is a PhD candidate in Philosophy from the Faculty of Humanities and Educational Sciences of the National University of La Plata. Master in Philosophy from the National University of Quilmes. She is a Fogarty International Center (FIC) - National Cancer Institute (NCI) Scholar from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO, Academic Headquarters of Argentina) of the Training Program in Research Ethics in the Master's in Bioethics. She has a Higher Degree Bioethics (FLACSO). She completed postgraduate studies in Political Science and Sociology (FLACSO); and she has a Higher Degree in Special Educational Needs, Inclusive Practices and Autism Spectrum Disorders (FLACSO).
We welcome María Victoria Gerbaldo, who joins the project "Climate-Health Adaptation Strategies in South America" as an assistant researcher
Lawyer (National University of Córdoba), Outstanding Graduate and University Award 2016. She is working on the Master's Degree Thesis in Law and Argumentation (National University of Córdoba). Teaching Assistant in Constitutional Law. She participates in research groups on human rights, public health and philosophy of law. She has coordinated work teams related to accountability, transparency and strategic litigation.
We welcome Carlos Yabar, who joins the project "Climate-Health Adaptation Strategies in South America" as an assistant researcher
Biologist, Federico Villarreal National University (Peru). Master in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia (Peru). PhD in Biological Sciences, National University of San Marcos (Peru). Diploma in Bioethics, FLACSO (Argentina). Researcher and President of the Institutional Committee of Research Ethics of the National Institute of Health of Peru. Research professor at the San Martín de Porres University (Peru) and the National University of Trujillo (Peru). Reviewer of the Pan American Journal of Public Health since April 2015. Principal investigator and co-investigator of several research projects in Molecular Biology and Bioethics. He has 22 scientific publications and 24 recognitions.
We are launching the project "CLIMATE-HEALTH ADAPTATION STRATEGIES IN SOUTH AMERICA" conducted by Romina Rekers
The general objective of this project is to characterise the climate-health adaptation gap in South America to develop a robust climate-health research agenda and future adaptation pathways as changes in climate affect vector pathogen-host relations and the range of infectious disease geography and seasonalit.
*Supported by the Oxford-Johns Hopkins Global Infectious Disease Ethics Collaborative (GLIDE). GLIDE is funded by a Wellcome Humanities and Social Science Award.