a 3.5-hr Working Summit


Co-hosted by Sanokondu, CSPL, LEADS Global and EqHS Lab


Registration is required as space is limited


Urgent leadership is necessary to reverse the escalating deterioration of climate and human conditions that threaten global safety and amplify existing inequities. Leadership in health and healthcare is critical, as healthcare professionals are ideally positioned to steward climate-related health advocacy and policies, while paradoxically healthcare-related industries contribute to a proportionally high negative impact on the environment. Consequences include climate exacerbated morbidity and mortality, amplification of extreme weather events that worsen or destroy living conditions, and mass climate migrations that will threaten vulnerable populations and exacerbate geopolitical conflicts.


Marginalized communities and low-income countries are at highest risk of climate related health consequences. Healthcare leaders must apply a social justice lens while they promote strategies to:

  • mitigate our contribution to climate change, inequity, and oppression
  • prevent resulting adverse health outcomes
  • prepare the healthcare system to treat present and pending health consequences


They must also do so in a different world where it is imperative to right social injustices and re-design for care, connection, collaboration, equity and inclusivity. Initial progress has been made by healthcare, climate change groups and coalitions but there is much to be done to engage a unified front that can work together and enact the leadership needed to achieve the desired goals.


During this 3.5 hour summit and subsequent longitudinal series, participants will use open-space technology to develop enabling strategies for planetary health, climate-justice, and social justice; and to engage critically with current barriers and broaden leadership for systems transformation.


Goal: To apply the discipline of leadership to frame and address challenges pertaining to planetary health, social inequities, and declining health outcomes.


Learning Objectives

  • Apply capabilities of coalition building and systems leadership to enhance health and well-being at individual, community and planetary scales.
  • Define specific leadership strategies, pursued over time, to coalesce energy within the health community in support of the goal.



Planning Committee