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  • 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.

  • Observatory welcomes new partner ASPHER

    24 Feb 2023

    The European Climate and Health Observatory welcomes a new partner: ASPHER, the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region. ASPHER is the key independent European organisation dedicated to improving and protecting the public health by strengthening education and training of public health professionals for both practice and research. ASPHER will contribute to strengthen the Observatory in the area of Climate and Health Literacy.

  • Observatory workplan 2023-2024 available

    24 Feb 2023

    Read in the published Observatory workplan about the upcoming work of the partners in 2023-2024. The plan contains three main pillars: i) new work with a focus on the water-climate-health nexus; ii) continuation of work on heat and climate-sensitive infectious diseases iii) work on climate and health literacy.

  • New case study on dengue surveillance in France

    24 Feb 2023

    This case study on dengue surveillance in France provides information on an adaptation option to deal with the increased risk of infectious diseases, induced by climate change. The surveillance system includes awareness-raising campaigns on diagnosis and reporting for health professionals, testing of suspected cases for dengue and other diseases, active case finding, epidemiological investigations, and mosquito control measures.

  • New Observatory health page on impacts of ground-level ozone and ozone forecast viewer

    24 Feb 2023

    Ground-level ozone affects human health by impairing respiratory and cardiovascular function, which leads to more hospital admissions, school and work absences, medication use, and even premature mortality. Ongoing and future changes in the climate are expected to affect the year-to-year variability in ozone concentrations and its peak values in different ways. The Observatory now includes a dedicated section describing the impact of ground-level ozone on human health, observed and projected effects of climate change, and examples of policy responses to reduce the burden for human health and its economic costs. The 4-day ground-level ozone forecast viewer from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) is also accessible from the Observatory.

  • 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.