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Steps to Transformative Change: Preventing the Next Pandemic

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 7:30am to 8:45am

The first of three Wisconsin Academy Environmental Breakfast Series online presentations for fall 2020 features Dr. Jonathan Patz, John P. Holton chair of Health and the Environment and Director of the Global Health Institute at UW-Madison. Dr. Patz discusses how climate change and disturbed ecosystems can influence emerging pandemics, and explores opportunities for transformative change.

The theme of the Academy's Fall 2020 Environmental Breakfast Series is Steps to Transformative Change, and we will explore how Wisconsin leaders are moving beyond incrementalism to transformational action at the intersections of climate, public health, and environmental justice. These breakfast conversations are designed to foster discussion and peer learning among experts, practitioners, and climate-concerned citizens regarding local solutions to global environmental challenges. Join us for these visionary virtual discussions to build a collective sense of purpose, knowledge, and action as we face the many challenges of our time. See our archive of previous series presentations at

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Jonathan Patz, M.D., MPH, was inaugural director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and the John P.

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