Eco-anxiety: How climate change is placing a huge burden on millions of people’s mental health
From the recent world-record temperatures in Canada that have resulted in hundreds of deaths to the 2020 wildfire in Australia, climate change is already having deadly impacts on millions of people.
Such impacts, alongside scientists’ predictions of the future of the environment, have left many people feel overwhelmed by the existential challenge of climate change.
Chair of the session PPP Policy Analyst Francesco Tamilia will be joined by Dr Emma Lawrance, Mental Health Innovations Fellow at Imperial College London, Caroline Hickman, Executive Committee of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) and Sacha Wright, Research and Curriculum Coordinator at Force of Nature to discuss what eco-anxiety is, how it’s impacting people’s mental health and what we can do to tackle this growing crisis which mostly impacts younger people.
- 07 Oct, 2021 12:00 - 13:00 BST
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