Science Circle Lecture "Air Pollution, Climate Change and Health" by Prof. Dr. Rainer Sauerborn

The German House for Research and Innovation – DWIH New Delhi together with the German Embassy and Heidelberg Centre South Asia organized a Science Circle Lecture on “Air Pollution, Climate Change and Health” at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. The speaker was Professor Dr. Rainer Sauerborn, Director of the Institute of Public Health at Heidelberg University. The talk attracted the interest of both, subject experts as well as discerning public.

A physician by training, Prof. Dr. Sauerborn has done extensive research over the past 15 years on the impacts of climate change on population health and how households and health services can adapt to protect health.  In his talk he gave an impressive and comprehensive overview of the role of climate active pollutants and the health impacts of climate change in South Asia. He placed a strong focus on the issue of indoor air pollution and showed the audience a possible path forward for effectively managing health and climate concerns.

The lecture was followed by an extensive and lively Q&A session. Prof. Dr Sauerborn concluded the evening with a delightful piano performance. Stirring discussions over this very important topic continued during the DWIH networking dinner that followed the talk.

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Venue: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi