Seminar: Green Economy/Green Jobs – health risks and benefits

Rio+20 SDE Seminar Series towards Rio+20
Sustainable Development and Environmental Health – SDE – PAHO/WHO

Green Economy/Green Jobs – health risks and benefits

Tenth Seminar:
11 April 2012 – PAHO/WHO Rio+20 – (in English with simultaneous translation to Spanish)

Website PAHO/WHO Rio+20 at:
Green Economy/ Green Jobs are viewed as a new activity whose scope in terms of health risks and benefits continue to be an emerging challenge.
However, it seems it can generate very significant co-benefits for preventing infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases and occupational diseases, and even benefit workers’ health promotion.
This seminar intends to show some evidence in different economic sectors, as well as to share successful experiences in the construction sector.

12:00 p.m. Welcome and introduction: Dr. Julietta Rodriguez-Guzman, Regional Advisor on Workers’ Health, PAHO/WHO

12:05 p.m. Workers’ Health in the Green Economy and Sustainable Development:

Dr. Ivan Ivanov Dimov, MD, PhD, Team Leader, Occupational Health, WHO

12:20 p.m. Green economy in the construction sector: NIOSH experiences:

Dr. Christine M. Branche, PhD, FACE Associate Principal Director and Director Office of Health and Safety in Construction, NIOSH

12:35 p.m. Commentaries and perspectives from ILO
Dr. Valentina Forastieri, Coordinator of the Health Promotion and Training Unit, International Labor Organization (ILO)

12:45 p.m. Questions and Answers

01:00 p.m. Wrap-up

How to participate:

In person:
525 23rd ST NW
Washington DC, 20037 Room 812 – 12h to 13h Eastern Time (WDC)

Online: via Elluminate link:

- Spanish room:
- English room

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