Youth Voices for Healthy Choices: Season 2, Episode 1 | World Obesity Federation

Youth Voices for Healthy Choices: Season 2, Episode 1


Governments need to take action to deliver urgent responses to the climate crisis which benefits health!

The first episode explores the linkages between climate and health, sharing insights on the benefits of a health-centred response to the climate crises with a spotlight on the Philippines and the Middle East. We also hear more about the Health and Climate Network (HCN) and its’ priority recommendations on food systems and diet.

The episode is hosted by Claudia Batz, Policy and Projects Coordinator at the World Obesity Federation, and Dara Karakolis, Co-coordinator of the Act4Food Act4Change Campaign. Claudia and Dara met through their affiliation with Young Leaders for Health in 2019.

They speak to Dr. Renzo Guinto, the emerging leader in planetary health, sustainable development, and the decolonisation of global health. Renzo is the Chief Planetary Health Scientist and Co-Founder of the Sunway Centre for Planetary Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Concurrently, he is Associate Professor of the Practice of Global Public Health and Inaugural Director of the Planetary and Global Health Program of the St. Luke’s Medical Centre College of Medicine in the Philippines.

They also hear inspiring insights about the work of the Health Climate Network from Lujain Alqodmani. Lujain is a physician by training and the Director of Global Action & Senior Adviser to the Executive Chair at EAT. She also represents EAT on the HCN.

Useful links


  • Dr. Renzo Guinto - @Renzo Guinto
  • Dr. Lujain Alqodmani - @LujainAlqodmani

Thanks to the Podcast Company and Jonathan Hart for production and editing. 

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