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Attributing heat-related excess mortality and morbidity to climate change (ATTACH)


Climate change is associated with human casualties and hospitalisation due to heat exposure. However, although climate change’s impact on human health is widely studied, few works are dedicated to heat-related mortality in Europe over the past century. The EU-funded ATTACH project will focus on recent European heatwaves using death count and hospitalisation statistics from major German cities. The project will combine pioneering epidemiological methods with an innovative approach to climate impact attribution to generate counterfactual climate data, mimicking a world without climate change, from detrended observations. ATTACH will ensure dissemination activities in line with the Paris Agreement to increase adaptation measures for health protection from the consequences of climate change.

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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich


Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Source of funding

H2020-EU.1.3. - EXCELLENT SCIENCE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Oct 07 2022   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 12 2023

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