WHCF 2024

WHCF co-hosts 'International Symposium on Environmental Health Indicators in Response to Climate Change' 

The World Health Cities Forum (WHCF), chaired by Professor Yun-Chul Hong of Seoul National University of Medicine’s Department of Human Systems, hosted the ‘International Symposium on Environmental Health Indicators in Response to Climate Change’ on Friday, June 21st. This even took place on the 3rd floor auditorium of the administrative building of Seoul National University College of Medicine, with participation from domestic and international experts.


The symposium was co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Health, the Seoul Environmental Health Center, and the World Health City Forum, partnered by the Ministry of Environment, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Gangwon Environmental Health Center, and Jeju Environmental Health Center.


This symposium focused on discussing the directions of environmental health policies that local governments can utilize in response to climate change and thoroughly examined cases and the current status of environmental health indicators both domestically and internationally.


The event commenced with an opening address by Director General Hwang, Gye-Yeong of the Ministry of Environment’s Environmental Health Bureau and a welcoming speech by Director Song, Eun Cheol of the Infectious Disease Control Division of the Seoul Metropolitan Government Citizens' Health Bureau. The keynote speeches included an ‘Introduction to WHO Environmental Health Indicators in Response to Climate Change’ by Akeem Ali, Head of Office of the WHO Asia-Pacific Centre for Environment and Health, and a presentation on the ‘Directions for Environmental Health Planning in Response to Climate Change’ by Hong, Yun-Chul, Director of the Seoul Environmental Health Center. The event was divided into three parts: Part 1 covered the development of national-level environmental health indicators, Part 2 focused on the status and challenges of environmental health indicators at the local level in South Korea, and Part 3 covering suggestions for indicators for each specific area.


Executive Committee Chair Hong, Yun-Chul stated, “This symposium is an important forum where environmental health experts from around the world gather to examine various advanced environmental health indicators in response to rapidly changing climate conditions. Based on these discussions, we aim to create climate change response indicators that can be utilized by local governments in Korea. We also plan to share these insights with global cities at the upcoming World Health City Forum in November.”


The symposium was conducted in a hybrid format, allowing for remote participation from various countries worldwide, and was simultaneously interpreted in Korean and English. The discussions and presentations from this symposium will be refined and expanded upon to produce more in-depth outcomes at the 2024 World Health City Forum, scheduled for November 12-14.

WHCF 2024

WHCF co-hosts 'International Symposium on Environmental Health Indicators in Response to Climate Change'

The World Health Cities Forum (WHCF), chaired by Professor Yun-Chul Hong of Seoul National University of Medicine’s Department of Human Systems, hosted the ‘International Symposium on Environmental Health Indicators in Response to Climate Change’ on Friday, June 21st. This even took place on the 3rd floor auditorium of the administrative building of Seoul National University College of Medicine, with participation from domestic and international experts.


The symposium was co-organized by the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Health, the Seoul Environmental Health Center, and the World Health City Forum, partnered by the Ministry of Environment, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Gangwon Environmental Health Center, and Jeju Environmental Health Center.


This symposium focused on discussing the directions of environmental health policies that local governments can utilize in response to climate change and thoroughly examined cases and the current status of environmental health indicators both domestically and internationally.


The event commenced with an opening address by Director General Hwang, Gye-Yeong of the Ministry of Environment’s Environmental Health Bureau and a welcoming speech by Director Song, Eun Cheol of the Infectious Disease Control Division of the Seoul Metropolitan Government Citizens' Health Bureau. The keynote speeches included an ‘Introduction to WHO Environmental Health Indicators in Response to Climate Change’ by Akeem Ali, Head of Office of the WHO Asia-Pacific Centre for Environment
and Health, and a presentation on the ‘Directions for Environmental Health Planning in Response to Climate Change’ by Hong, Yun-Chul, Director of the Seoul Environmental Health Center. The event was divided into three parts: Part 1 covered the development of national-level environmental health indicators, Part 2 focused on the status and challenges of environmental health indicators at the local level in South Korea, and Part 3 covering suggestions for indicators for each specific area.


Executive Committee Chair Hong, Yun-Chul stated, “This symposium is an important forum where environmental health experts from around the world gather to examine various advanced environmental health indicators in response to rapidly changing climate conditions. Based on these discussions, we aim to create climate change response indicators that can be utilized by local governments in Korea. We also plan to share these insights with global cities at the upcoming World Health City Forum in November.”


The symposium was conducted in a hybrid format, allowing for remote participation from various countries worldwide, and was simultaneously interpreted in Korean and English. The discussions and presentations from this symposium will be refined and expanded upon to produce more in-depth outcomes at the 2024 World Health City Forum, scheduled for November 12-14.

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