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  • UEMO expresses need to address climate change as a health priority

    20 Jun 2023

    UEMO, the European union of general practitioners/family physicians, expresses in a recent policy paper its support for the EU Climate Law. UEMO sees a crucial role for itself in advocating for policies that promote public health and address the urgent challenges posed by climate change. With the paper, UEMO reinforces its commitment to protecting public health and emphasizes the importance of addressing climate change as a health priority and prioritizing health equity.

  • What could the summer bring? Is extreme weather the new normal?

    14 Jun 2023

    The new EEA portal ‘‘Extreme summer weather in a changing climate: is Europe prepared?’ looks at major summer weather extremes that have increasingly impacted the health and well-being of the European population, as well as our economy and nature. Users can explore interactive maps and charts with information on heatwaves, floods, droughts and wildfires, and the rise of climate-sensitive diseases like dengue fever. The portal provides information on past and future, as well as on our societal preparedness.

  • Observatory informs about climate change risks for safety and health at work

    07 Jun 2023

    The Observatory informs now about climate-related risks for occupational health and safety (OSH). Risks for both outdoor and indoor workers, in several sectors, are discussed, together with policy responses.

  • Observatory includes new and updated ECDE indicators

    02 Jun 2023

    New and updated indicators of the European Climate Data Explorer (ECDE) that are relevant to human health are now available in the Observatory.

  • EFSA podcast on climate-related health impacts via food safety

    02 Jun 2023

    In the podcast, EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority, talks about its activities to ensure safe food. In the latest episode, expert Angelo Maggiore focusses on emerging direct and indirect climate risk for the safety of our food and the associated risks to human, animal and plant health.

  • Observatory now includes information and facts on selected vector-borne diseases

    24 May 2023

    Facts and figures for selected vector-borne diseases (i.e., dengue, chikungunya, malaria, tick-borne encephalitis and West Nile fever) are now available on the Observatory. The information pages include among others information on the climate sensitivity of the diseases.

  • IAP and Save the Children call for Climate Change and Health policy case studies

    23 May 2023

    The Interacademy Partnership (IAP) develops in collaboration with Save the Children a book of case studies that illustrate systems solutions for climate change and health policies. The call is now open for examples of case studies of approaches to problem-solving and policies, which have been used to address the interlinked challenges of climate and health.

  • WHO/Europe publishes report on assessing the value of urban green and blue spaces for health and well-being

    22 May 2023

    The WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) publishes the report on health and well-being impacts (both positive and negative, and not equitably distributed) of urban green and blue spaces that can contribute to assessments of their value. The report aims to support policymakers and practitioners in valuing these impacts, designing blue and green spaces, and for decision-making about allocating resources to protect or enhance urban green and blue spaces.

  • Funding opportunities for climate adaptation under Horizon Europe

    20 Apr 2023

    The Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change has 4 open calls to support ideas on adaptation to climate change under the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023-2024.

  • Belmont call for proposals on Climate, Environment and Health

    17 Mar 2023

    Belmont Forum’s Latest Collaborative Research Action (CRA) will address the nexus of Climate, Environment, and Health. The CRA are a call for proposals and aim at supporting international transdisciplinary research for understanding, mitigating and adapting to global environmental change.