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Professor Gautam Menon Appointed to WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Embedding Ethics in Health and Climate Change Policy

Ashoka University's Dean of Research and Physics & Biology Professor to Guide Global Ethical Considerations in the Nexus of Health and Climate Change

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14 December, 2023 | 4m read

Gautam Menon, Dean (Research) & Professor, Departments of Physics and Biology, Ashoka University appointed member of the newly constituted Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Embedding Ethics in Health and Climate Change Policy by World Health Organisation.

The 13 member TAG shall:

1.       Provide advice on the identification of stakeholders in the field of health and climate change, including appropriate engagement strategies, to ensure an inclusive engagement process, and to help in considerations of the rights and responsibilities of different stakeholders in ethical decision-making; 

2.      Advise the Secretariat on the development of evidence gathering methodologies, with particular reference to a series of case studies designed to identify the practical ethical challenges arising for health and research stakeholders responding to climate change; 

3.      Contribute with expert inputs into drafts of supporting tools/frameworks and/or guidance developed to support the successful inclusion of ethical considerations in policy and decision making in climate change and health; and

4.      Review and make recommendations to the Secretariat on the final tools, frameworks and guidance, including on any proposed dissemination strategies.

For more information – https://www.who.int/groups/technical-advisory-group-on-embedding-ethics-in-health-and-climate-change-policy/


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