Workplaces a catalyst to initiate action in climate and health

Posted on: June 29th, 2024 by Arogya World


Workplaces are crucial in addressing the dual challenges of climate change and public health. Their actions and policies can significantly impact environmental sustainability and the well-being of employees and the broader community.

Last month, Arogya World and Catalyst 2030 organized a panel discussion on, “Igniting Action in Workplace to Tackle Climate & Health“. Clay Stranger, MD of Rocky Mountain Institute(RMI), and a well-known climate expert, opened the session. He discussed the impact of the global energy system on climate and health and highlighted the potential for clean energy solutions and the challenges posed by rapid urbanization. Clay also presented case studies demonstrating the benefits of clean technology adoption, including energy savings and improved workplace productivity and comfort. These examples showcased the opportunities for organizations to contribute to climate and health goals through clean energy, lighting, and mobility solutions.

Neeraj Jain, Country Director of India & Director of Growth Operations, Asia, Middle East & Europe (AMEE), PATH, and a Trustee of Arogya World India Trust, highlighted the importance of every individual and the need to build resilient health systems, workplaces, and communities to experience action on the ground. Dr Shubnum Singh, Principal Advisor of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Sangeeta Chandran, Head of Safety & Wellbeing, Tata Consultancy Services(TCS), reinforced that as centers of economic activity and social interaction, workplaces significantly impact both environmental sustainability and public health. Srabani Banerjee, Chief of Programs, Arogya World, moderated the panel discussion and shared key data points on how climate and health are interconnected and need to be addressed.

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