Session 1H: Transforming the Future: Unleashing Artificial Intelligence to Tackle Climate Change & its Impact on Health & Disaster Preparedness [SDGs: 13 – Climate Action]

July 9, 2024

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This panel addresses the critical role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in confronting the multifaceted challenges posed by climate change, particularly in its impacts on public health and disaster preparedness. In an era marked by escalating environmental crises, AI emerges as a key tool for innovative adaptation and mitigation strategies. The session aims to dissect the capabilities of AI in enhancing predictive models for climate phenomena, improving responses to health emergencies linked to climate change, and bolstering disaster readiness. Panelists, comprising experts in AI, environmental science, public health, and emergency management, will explore how AI-driven solutions can provide more accurate forecasting of extreme weather events, monitor and predict health-related outcomes of climate change, and optimize resource allocation in disaster response. The discussion will also encompass the ethical implications and the need for equitable access to AI technologies in this context. This panel seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of how AI can not only aid in adapting to the changing climate but also in crafting proactive measures to protect and promote public health and safety in the face of climatic disasters.
Dr. David Farrell

Principal, Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), Barbados