UKRI Climate change bites webinar 21st October 11.00-13.00 BST

How climate change is driving the emergence and spread of animals, human and plant diseases transmitted by insects and ticks.

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To join the event please register to gain full access to this and all of the virtual events taking place from 18th October to 12 November. This event is also being streamed on the UKRI's COP26 virtual conference platform.


Provisional agenda

11:00-11:05 - Welcome and what we hope to achieve with this webinar - Introduction by Chair: Victoria Gill, BBC
11:05-11:15 - Climate change changes the distribution of vectors of plant viruses: Plant viruses kill plants, no plants no food, no food big problem - Professor Gary Foster, University of Bristol
11:15-11:25 - Climate change and vector-borne diseases: understanding ecology, ecosystems, vulnerability, and adaptation- Dr Bethan Purse, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
11:25-11:35 - Modelling the impacts of climate change on vector borne disease transmission - Dr Rachel Lowe, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
11:35-11:45 - Global threat of vector borne diseases in a changing environment - Dr Raman Velayudhan, World Health Organisation
11:45-11:55 - The latest buzz on vector borne diseases in animals – a global overview from the OIE - Dr Tianna Brand, OIE World Organisation for Animal Health
11:55-12:05 - Introduction to the wider panel
12:05-12:55 - Plenary discussion – Q&A
12:55-13:00 - Closing remarks