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  • 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.

  • WMO steps up action on climate and health

    16 Mar 2023

    The World Meteorological Organization is stepping up its activities to protect people from climate and health-related hazards, including extreme heat, as part of its drive towards improved early warnings and action. A new implementation plan for advancing integrated climate-health science and services over the next ten years was endorsed. This promotes a coordinated approach to manage the impact of climate, weather, air pollution, UV radiation, extreme events and other environmental factors on health.

  • Interconnection between climate change and pollution: health implications

    28 Feb 2023

    The Observatory now offers a summary of how climate change can exacerbate the impacts of pollution on human health and the environment, and highlights the existence of co-benefits and trade-offs of policies and measures addressing climate change adaptation and pollution.

  • Health as a lever for action on climate change: event proceedings

    27 Feb 2023

    In April 2022, Santé publique France and the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) organised a day of discussions on health as a driver for action against climate change. The proceedings of this event are now available for consultation. They offer insight into the links between climate, biodiversity and health; learnings from action-oriented research; and health benefits associated with ambitious climate policies, which should encourage concrete action at local, national and European levels.