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Vicktoria Blake


GP24 Vicktoria Blake

Panel | How to future proof patients' health, our practices and primary care from the effects of climate change
Saturday 27 July | 12.00pm

Vicktoria is the Principal Advisor – Climate Risk and Adaptation for Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand.

Viewing her work through a national perspective, Vicktoria dedicates significant time to engaging both regionally and locally within environmental spheres, spanning climate risk and adaptation, biodiversity, transportation, and circular solutions. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s in environmental management, Vicktoria brings a well-rounded approach to organisational sustainability, with a resolute commitment to prioritising te taiao.

Driven by a profound concern for the future of her mokopuna, Vicktoria adopts a forward-looking, solutions-oriented stance towards resilience, sustainability, and emissions reduction. She advocates strongly for integrating a health and wellbeing perspective into all policy and strategy formulations, particularly within discussions pertaining to climate risk and adaptation. Additionally, Vicktoria is dedicated to ensuring that Te Whatu Ora takes proactive measures to mitigate its own contributions to climate change and environmental degradation.

Vicktoria is the co-chair of Sustainable Healthcare Aotearoa and is on the executive board of OraTaiao Climate and Health Council.