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World Environment Day: Advancing pharmacy for a more sustainable world

5 June 2024

World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June to raise awareness and take action on critical issues to make a positive impact on the environment. In recognition of World Environment Day 2024, themed 'Land restoration, desertification and drought resilience', FIP will host an event to delve deeper into the pharmacists’ role in addressing the global pressing environmental challenges. The event will feature discussions on the environmental impact of the pharmaceutical sector, sustainable practices in pharmacy operations, and the role of pharmacists in promoting environmental health and well-being.

Event objectives:

1 Highlight the role of pharmacists on the mitigation and reduction of the environmental impact of the pharmaceutical sector globally;
2 Explore the impact of environmental policies on sustainable pharmacy practice;
3 Understand how to promote sustainability on the pharmaceutical sector.

- Ruben Viegas, FIP Humanitarian and Sustainability Programme Manger, The Netherland 
Hanadi Alolimi, FIP Equity, Humanitarian and Sustainability Projects Coordinator, The Netherland 

- Shellyza SajwaniCo-Chair, Canadian Association of Pharmacy for the Environment (CAPhE), Canada 
- Chima Amadi, Public health pharmacist, 
Public health Division, Birmingham City Council, United Kingdom; Clemac Digital Health, Nigeria. 
Min Na Eii, Chief Sustainability Officer’s Clinical Fellow, South East London Integrated Care Board, United Kingdom
- Naoko Arakawa, 
Associate Professor, University of Nottingham, UK
- Angelina Lim, Lecturer, Monash University, Australia