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Programme for Monday 17th October 2011, BMA House, London

08.15 - 09.00:   Registration

09.00 - 09.05:   Welcome
Dr Fiona Godlee - Editor in Chief, BMJ

09.05 - 09.10:   Introduction
Chris Huhne MP - Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (via video)

09.10 - 09.20:  Lord Michael Jay - Chair of Merlin, formerly advisor to Tony Blair and
permanent under secretary of state for foreign affairs

09.20 - 10.25:    SESSION 1: Environmental stressors and climate change
Moderator:
Jon Snow - Journalist and presenter

Alejandro Litovsky - Director Earth Security Initiative
Paul Pearce-Kelly - Senior Curator, Zoological Society of London and Chair WAZA/CBSG Climate Change Task Force
Professor Chris Rapley - Former Director Science Museum and British Antarctic Survey

Panel and audience discussion
To include all the above and Professor Adrian Lister - Paleontology Department, Natural History Museum

10.25 - 11.25:    SESSION 2: The health impacts of climate change 
Moderator:
Jon Snow - Journalist and presenter

Professor Hugh Montgomery - Director UCL Institute for Human Health & Performance
Professor Anthony Costello - Director UCL Institute for Global Health
Professor Tony McMichael
 - Professor of Population Health, Australian National University

Panel and audience discussion
Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum - Senior Scientist, Environmental Risks to Human Health, World Health Organisation
Dr Sari Kovats - Senior Lecturer London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Lead author for the forthcoming ‘Europe’ chapter in IPCC 5th Assessment Report
Professor Timothy Lang - Professor of Food Policy, City University London
Professor Bill McGuire - Professor of Geophysical & Climate Hazards at UCL
Professor Ian Roberts - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Professor Paul Wilkinson - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

11.25 - 11.55:    Coffee break

11.55 - 13.10:    SESSION 3: The security implications of climate change
Moderator: Jon Snow - Journalist and presenter

Air Vice Marshall Paul Colley - Head of Defence Concepts and Doctrine Centre, MOD
Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel J. Jarvis - Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Health), UK Ministry of Defence
Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti - United Kingdom's Climate and Energy Security Envoy, UK Ministry of Defence
Jamie Shea - Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO (by videolink)

13.10 - 14.10:
    Lunch

14.10 - 15.30:    SESSION 4: Health, security and economic benefits of tackling climate change
Moderator:
Stephen Boucher - Director of the EU Climate Policies programme, European Climate Foundation

Professor Sir Andy Haines - Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Tom Spencer - Vice-Chair, Institute for Environmental Security
Dr Amory Lovins
- Chairman and Scientist in Chief, Rocky Mountain Institute (by videolink)
Trevor Maynard
- Head of Exposure Management and Reinsurance, Lloyd's
Richard Gillies - Director of Plan A, Marks and Spencer

Panel and audience discussion


15.30 - 16.00:
    Tea break

16:00 - 17:10:    SESSION 5: Politics and policies – Making change happen
Moderator:
Dr Martin Frick - Programme Leader for Climate Diplomacy, E3G

Dr Hinrich Thölken - Head of Environment and Geopolitics Team, German Foreign Ministry
Tom Burke
- Environmental Policy Adviser, Rio Tinto plc

Panel and audience discussion

Edward Canfor-Dumas - Co-founder and director ENGI and initiator of the All Party Group on Conflict Issues
Lord Michael Jay
 - Chair of Merlin. Formerly advisor to Tony Blair and permanent under secretary of state for foreign affairs
George Polk - Former CEO of The Cloud

17.10 - 17.25:    Conference conclusions and final discussions
Moderator: Dr Fiona Godlee - Editor in Chief, BMJ

Professor Hugh Montgomery
- Director UCL Institute for Human Health & Performance
Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti - United Kingdom's Climate and Energy Security Envoy, UK Ministry of Defence

17.25 - 17.30:    Thanks and close - Dr Fiona Godlee - Editor in Chief, BMJ

17.30 - 18.30:    Drinks reception

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