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.
- 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
Professor Ditas D. Decena, Philippines
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
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