Committee on Climate Change and Toxic Environmental Exposures

The main purpose of the Committee on Climate Change and Toxic Environmental Exposures (C2TE2) is to advance a global strategy to address exposures to harmful environmental toxins and effects of climate change. The Committee’s work underpins all of FIGO’s Divisions and Committees by highlighting the impact of the environment on every aspect of women and girls’ health across their lifespan.

Committee Objectives

  • Strengthen the role of FIGO member societies in their involvement on the issue of climate change and toxic environmental exposures (collaboration among members, organisation of continuing medical education activities and webinars).
  • Publish an article on the existence of climate change and toxic environmental exposures.
  • Contribute to the incorporation of climate change and toxic environmental exposures into medical school and residency curricula.
  • Advocate for policies to mitigate exposures to environmental toxicants and climate change.
  • Support and invest in quality research on toxic environmental exposures and climate change.

FIGO’s work to raise awareness of reproductive health in relation to toxic environmental exposures and climate change is not only important for now but for all generations.

It’s time for us to take action, and we don’t need giant leaps. Starting with small steps, we can make change happen to make this world a better place to live in for all.

– Professor Ditas D. Decena, Committee Chair

Committee Members

Chair

Professor Ditas D. Decena, Philippines

Members

Dr Nathaniel DeNicola, USA – Vice-Chair

Dr Linda Giuduce, USA – Past Chair

Dr Jennifer Blake, Canada – Ex Officio

Professor Elaine Maria Frade Costa, Brazil

Dr Jun Jim Zhang, China

Dr Krishnendu Gupta, India

Professor Oladapo Ashiru, Nigeria

Professor Maria Dolores Gomez-Roig, Spain

Mr Edward Morris, UK

Dr Mustafa Kamani, Turkey – WATOG

Associate Members

Ms Natacha Cingotti, Belgium

Dr Wei Huang, China

Dr Anna-Maria Andersson, Denmark

Professor Katharina Main, Denmark

Ms Elisabeth Ruffinengo, France

Ms Genon Jensen, France

Professor Michael Velarde, Philippines

Professor Jose Cordero, Puerto Rico

Dr Sheryl Van der Poel, Switzerland

Dr David Graham, USA

Dr David Wallinga, USA

Dr Santosh Pandipati, USA

Dr Robert Gould, USA

Dr Marya Zlatnik, USA

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