Initiative Launch with Secretary John Kerry, May 5, 2016, Cambridge, MA

On May 5, 2016 Harvard Global Health Institute welcomed Secretary of State John Kerry to mark the launch of a new initiative on global health and climate change with the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE). Secretary Kerry, a long time advocate for climate change action, spoke about the importance of this initiative in light of the recent signing of the Paris Agreement. HGHI Director, Ashish Jha, and Dr. Daniel Schrag, HUCE Director are partnering to move this initiative forward.

Drs. Ashish Jha and Daniel Schrag meet with Secretary John Kerry to launch a new global health and climate change initiative.

Dr. Jha noted the importance of timeliness of focusing on research global health and climate change. “If we ignore [the problem], nobody will notice for the next five or 10 years, and yet at some point the effects will be so substantial … that if we don’t begin to work on it now we’ll have missed an important window,” Jha said. “And I think this is what universities ought to be doing, thinking about the long run.”

The launch of the initiative was featured in the Harvard Gazette. Read the full article here.

Photo credits: John Chase.