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BIVDA Webinar: Shipping for Health, Friday 23rd February 10-11am

By February 7, 2024No Comments

After a fantastic presentation at the Sustainability Seminar in November, BIVDA is delighted to welcome back Richard Hixson to talk to us about Oceans in a free member webinar.

One of the questions on the NHS England Evergreen Supplier Assessment is:

Has your organisation signed the Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels (coZEV ambition statement?

This presentation will enlighten you as to what that is all about.

Healthcare Ocean works to ensure oceans, coasts and inland waterways are included in healthcare sustainability planning; advocating, collaborating, and educating; developing actions which can be delivered by individuals, healthcare providers and supplier industries. Healthcare Ocean believes healthy natural systems including oceans offer the planet and its inhabitants the best solution to the climate emergency and will improve the health and wellbeing of all global citizens.

Learning Outcomes of the Session:

  • To increase understanding of why ocean health is declining and why this is important.
  • To explain how human health and healthcare is linked to nature/ocean health and why without good oceanic health, we will likely fail to ever reach net zero.
  • To provide actions which individuals and organisations can take to reduce their negative impact and improve the health of natural systems.

There will also be an interactive Q&A session.

Dr Richard Hixson FRCA FFICM is a Consultant in Critical Care Medicine, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter; member of NHS England’s Sustainable Procurement Forum, the UK Ocean Decade Committee and the Minderoo–Monaco Commission on Plastics and Human Health.

Richard co-founded Healthcare Ocean as his main interest is Global Goal 14, Life Below Water and how the anthropogenic impacts from container shipping and novel entities such as plastic and pharmaceutical pollution adversely affected the marine environment and human health.

Please register here for this event.