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  • Invitation to share stories for GCHA films on climate health threats

    07 Feb 2023

    The Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA), together with BBC Studios, will produce films, that explore climate change as a health emergency. The series will raise awareness about environmental impacts on our health and highlight inspirational, innovative and inclusive solutions to the interlinked climate and health crises, that can be replicated and scaled elsewhere. Your organisation can now share stories for potential inclusion.

  • Wellcome Trust funding opportunity for climate-health related projects

    02 Feb 2023

    The Wellcome Trust funding scheme "Climate Impacts Awards" is funding transdisciplinary teams to deliver short-term, high-impact projects about the impacts of climate change on physical or mental health. Projects should combine evidence generation with communications and/or public engagement to make the health impacts of climate change visible and drive climate policy.

  • Open horizon Europe calls for Climate-Health

    11 Jan 2023

    The recently adopted Horizon Europe Work Programme 2023-2024 includes calls for Research & Innovation activities, co-funded partnerships (COFUND) and Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs). The Health cluster is divided into six Destinations, focusing on a broad range of areas of importance for the future of health. Several clusters have open calls that are relevant for the climate-health nexus.

  • New indicators available in the Observatory

    07 Dec 2022

    The European Climate and Health Observatory now offers more indicators related to health impacts of climate-sensitive infectious diseases, heat and pollen (developed by the Lancet Countdown Europe) and has updated existing indicators with recent data.

  • Stockholm Statement: national public health institutes' role in preparedness and response to climate crisis

    05 Dec 2022

    National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) from around the world met in Stockholm, Sweden early December to address and find solutions to the biggest challenges to the public health security. In the Stockholm statement they highlight the urgent need to apply the lessons learned from COVID-19 to address other health threats, including explicitly climate change. NPHIs have a vital role in handling the crises that affect human health.

  • Map viewer on accessibility of hospitals in Europe

    28 Nov 2022

    The European Climate and Health Observatory now offers a map viewer visualizing the accessibility of hospitals in Europe. Being able to arrive timely at a hospital is an essential aspect of access to healthcare. The viewer presents the average travel time to the nearest hospital per NUTS3 region within Europe.

  • New Observatory section on climate-sensitive impact of pollen on health

    21 Nov 2022

    Pollen, released by various plant species, is one of the most common allergens in Europe and responsible for allergic diseases in people. Climate change affects people's exposure to pollen and the process of becoming allergic. The Observatory now includes a dedicated section describing the impact of pollen on human health, observed and projected effects of climate change on pollen, and examples of policy responses to reduce the burden for human health and its economic costs.

  • ASPHER compiles resources for public health education on climate change

    18 Nov 2022

    The Climate-Health page of the Association of Schools for Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) compiles activities and education resources on climate change and health for public health education.

  • Europe's heatwaves: How to keep buildings cool sustainably?

    11 Nov 2022

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing ‘Cooling buildings sustainably in Europe’ analyses how to best alleviate heat stress in buildings and its potential impacts on vulnerable groups, health and inequalities and at same time decrease the energy use. The frequent heatwaves and increasing vulnerability of the population will lead to a substantial increase in adverse health impacts in Europe unless adaptation measures are taken.

  • New EEA report ‘Climate change impacts on health in Europe: heat and infectious diseases’ out

    10 Nov 2022

    The new EEA report ‘Climate change as a threat to health and well-being in Europe: focus on heat and infectious diseases’ providing evidence and outlooks on the health threats caused by heatwaves and climate-sensitive diseases is published.