The Climate and Health Interdisciplinary Research Programme (CHIRP) at Leeds is based in the Priestly International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds. CHIRP@LEEDS is a joint collaboration across the climate and global health themes, and partners the Leeds School of Earth and Environment, and the Leeds Institute for Health Sciences, including the Nuffield Centre for Global Health and Development. Led by Professor Lea Berrang-Ford, the programme integrates interdisciplinary expertise across Leeds faculties, including strengths in public health, epidemiology, medicine, engineering, climate science, nutrition, and geography.
In September 2016, Margot travelled to Merida, Mexico, to take part in the 23rd annual Regular Session of the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America. This year’s Council session focused on youth involvement in the areas of ecosystems and climate change. Margot was invited to be part of Canada’s youth delegation to participate and share some of her research findings during the public town hall session of the event.
More information about the CEC activities available here.