“Can vaccine protect us against climate change?


Covid-19 pandemic teaches us that climate change impact sometimes incredibly unpredictable. Not only the increase of heat exposure or natural hazard due to extreme weather, but the emergence of new species or the mutation of microorganism due to the changing ecology may harmful for human beings and another organism. This anthropological climate change phenomenon has negatively altered the most fundamental natural resources for living organism: air, water, and soil. Air has been polluted and warming due to human activities. The quantity of freshwater keeps on depleting, while the ground water recharge intervened with chemical and biological contamination. The sustainability of soil as the natural planting media is under threat due to land use conversion and soil quality degradation. Water acidification and temperature increase have been proved to change the salinity of seawater. Those climate change sensitive exposure may affect the immune system of the living things to survive. Those conditions grow the concern for the health status of humans, crops, farmed and wild animals.

Preparing immunity on living organism, especially human is a must to maintain our existence. Vaccine is vital to protect human health from emergence virus and disease which may affected by climate change. But does vaccine can against climate change itself? The 7th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC) is focusing the discussion on the Covid-19 vaccine roles to against the climate change. Focusing and improving the climatic resilience strategies on immune system will be of considerably important to overcome the key climate change sensitive pathways, as well as to support the achievements some global goals in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The 7th ICCC 2021 is organized by Dept. of Master Program of Environmental Science, Post Graduate School of Sebelas Maret University (Surakarta, Indonesia), collaborating with The United Graduate School of Agriculture Science (UGSAS), and Gifu University (Japan).




1. Prof. Dr. Hartono (Medical Science, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia)
2. Prof. Dr. Ari Probandari (Public Health Science, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia)
3. Dr. Nikki A. H. Dagamac (Biotechnology, University of Greifswald, German)
4. Prof. Dr. Fumiaki Suzuki (Biochemistry, University of Gifu, Japan)
5. Dr. Kristanti A. Penrose (Law Science, Wayne State University, USA)
6. Dr. Md. Kamal Uddin (Soil and Environment Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)


Mr. Frengky Arya S. (East West Seed Indonesia Co. Ltd.)

Time & Venue

18 November 2021

Via  Zoom Meeting