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Climate trap : Climate Change Adaptation by TRaining, Assessment and Preparedness

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The overall aim of Climate-TRAP is to strengthen the preparedness of the Public Health Sector on the health impacts due to key stressors in climate change and in relation to key European action plans and adaptation strategies. Climate TRAP project is directly addressed to Public Health organisations, which must be prepared for changes in population’s health needs due to climate change. The project is expected to play a pivotal role in assisting the process of strengthening the implementation of existing warning systems and plans and in strengthening the Health Sector in its preparedness in facing the health impact of climate change.
The project will look into the existing best available surveillance or early warning systems and will write guidelines to improve implementation and to prepare the public health sector to face health effects and problems related to climate change. The results of the impact assessment and predictions on public health capacity needs will be linked to the compilation of the implemented surveillance and early warning systems in order to assure that these results can be used. After an impact and capacity assessment of public administration, these guidelines will be tested to assure that they can be implemented in all member states. Training sessions addressing both the public health professionals and first responders will be developed, in order to teach them how to be prepared for changes in public health that emerge due to possible climate change effects.
Climate Change Adaptation by TRaining, Assessment and Preparedness (Climate-TRAP) The project is expected to play a pivotal role in assisting the process of strengthening the implementation of existing warning systems and plans and in strengthening the Health Sector in its preparedness in facing the health impact of climate change.

Project information

Lead
Hulpverlening Gelderland Midden, The Netherlands
Partners

Umea University, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Sweden Regione del Veneto, Segreteria Sanita' E Sociale, Italy Netzwerk Kindergesundheit und Umwelt - Bündnis für eine enkeltaugliche Zukunft e.V., Germany Baltic Innovation Agency, Estonia Medical University of Vienna, Austria Regional Public Health Institute maribor, Slovenia Private Universität für Gesundheitswissenschaften, Medizinische Informatik und Technik, Institute of Public Health, Austria

Source of funding
EAHC

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Keywords

Public Health Academies and institutes Climate change Research Equipment And Supplies

Duration

2009/5/1-2012/4/30

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Ice and Snow, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Water Scarcity

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions, Adaptation Plans and Strategies

Sectors

Health

Geographic characterization

Europe

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