26th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

Health and Environment the Oceans and US

Organized by World Information Transfer Inc.

Co-sponsored by the Government of Ukraine and UN DESA Division for Sustainable Development

 

Supported by: The International Council of Women, NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY, World Association of NGOs (WANGO) 

Conference Room 4, Friday, April 13, 2017

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Registration Deadline: Friday March 31st, 2017 

Register via email: witconf@gmail.com

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Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Conference Chair and Founder, World Information Transfer, Inc.

H.E. Mr. Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN

Mr. Juwang Zhu, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, UN DESA

Honorable Carolyn Comitta, State Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives 

Moderator: Dr. Christine K. Durbak

 

Topics and Speakers:

“ECOLOGICAL PROBLEMS OF THE BLACK SEA BASIN AND PROPOSED REMEDIATION” – Professor Oleksandr Miahchenko, Professor of Environmental Science, Berdiansk University, Berdiansk, Ukraine

“CLIMATE CHANGE, OCEANS AND HUMAN HEALTH” – Dr. Marjo Vierros, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) 

“Crowdsourcing Platform (Anecdata.org.) – its Benefits for Observations of our Changing Oceans” – Dr. Jane E. Disney, Founder and Director of CEHL (Community Environmental Health Laboratory) at MDI Biological Lab

“Human understanding and Biodiversity of our Oceans” – Dr. David Gruber, Associate Professor of Biology, City University of New York Baruch College

“The Policy Interface of Ocean Health and Human Health” – Dr. Jake Rice, Chief Scientist – Emeritus, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Discussion and Questions: 

Closing Remarks: 

H.E. Mr. Volodymyr Yelchenko, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN 

Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Conference Chair and Founder, World Information Transfer, Inc.

 

Luncheon Delegates Dining Room: 1:00 – 2:45 PM (by invitation only)

 

NOTE: Please write your questions on the provided forms and submit them to the monitors. Questions will not be answered from the floor.

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