Time for Radical Change: A Canadian model for air pollution advocacy in Nepal

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Dr. Joe Vipond has worked as an emergency physician for fifteen years in Calgary, is a clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary and a member of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. He is current working at Patan Hospital doing training for local doctors. In 2012 he and his colleagues embarked on a mission to rid his home province of Alberta from one of its worst sources of air pollution: coal fired power plants. Three years of media work, meetings with politicians, social media, and public appearances resulted in a legislated shutdown of all 18 power plants by 2030, announced in November 2015. His advocacy work can be seen as a possible model for similar substantive change for air pollution work here in Nepal. Visit albertacoalphaseout.ca or www.facebook.com/albertacoalphaseout for more information.

Dr. Joe Vipond has presented on same topic at Kathmandu University and Tribhuvan University last week. On our request, he has agreed to present it at Clean up Nepal. Though it is on very short notice, we expect to have a houseful of participants.

Please contact Aakash Shrestha at 9851010003 or drop an email confirming your participation with contact details at [email protected]al.org.np for registration.

Last Updated: April 24, 2016

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