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AMR and Climate Change: Two Interlinked Global Challenges

30 November –12 December 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

5 December 2023

Time: 16:00-18:00 (GMT +4) | Location: Atoms4Climate Pavilion

The G20 & G7 Health and Development Partnership, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Global Institute for Disease Elimination are hosting an event to explore the link between climate change and the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Strengthening partnerships among international institutions, non-government organizations, academia, the private sector, and pharmaceutical and research sectors is essential for effectively integrating AMR into climate change policies. In this event, a panel of experts will raise awareness about the linkages between AMR and climate change and will discuss actionable recommendations for mitigating the impact of climate change on AMR.

Keynote Speakers

  • Najat Mokhtar, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA
  • Abdullah Algiwizani, CEO, Public Health Authority, Saudi Arabia


  • Simon Bland, CEO, Global Institute for Disease Elimination    

  • Haileyesus Getahun, Director, AMR Quadripartite Secretariat, WHO 

  • Thomas Tayler, Head of Climate Finance, Aviva Investors

  • Claus Runge, SVP, Head Market Access, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Bayer AG   

  • Ammar Abdo, Manager, Human Development, Islamic Development Bank

Key Take-Aways and Final Remarks 

  • Hatice Beton, Executive Director, The G20 & G7 Health and Development Partnership


Alan Donnelly, Chair, The G20 & G7 Health and Development Partnership

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