Health equity implications of climate change mitigation policies

Come and hear Megan Arthur talk about the health equity implications of climate change policies, the latest in a series of talks about society and climate at ANU. Morning tea is included so bring your own mug!


Climate change, social inequities, and inequitable health outcomes are inextricably linked as the impacts of a warming climate alter earth systems in ways that undermine people’s health directly and indirectly, mediated by the social determinants of health. Existing global economic and social inequities are compounded as the impacts of climate change disproportionately affect the health of vulnerable populations within and between countries. Governments’ climate change mitigation actions can be understood as preventative public health measures in relation to the political, environmental, and social determinants of health equity. This talk will present work-in-progress findings about implications of the framing and design of public-sector mitigation approaches for planetary health equity.

Speaker Bio

Megan Arthur is a Laureate Research Fellow with the Planetary Health Equity Hothouse in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at ANU. She is an interdisciplinary qualitative researcher working at the intersection of social policy and public health, studying the politics of governance for health and wellbeing at multiple levels and social, political, economic, environmental, and commercial drivers of health (in)equity.

Society and Climate Change Seminar Series

Connect with researchers studying similar topics. Present your research in a supportive multidisciplinary environment. Held every six weeks on a Wednesday, from 9:00am to 10:30am at ANU. PhD and Master students welcome. Proudly supported by the Institute of Climate, Energy, and Disaster Solutions.

28 June              Farmers for Climate Action by Bec Colvin

9 August            The lives and labour of Australia’s energy workforce by Beck Pearse

20 September   Urban policy and equity by Lee White