CLIMOS were presented at the European Health Forum Gastein
Our project coordinator Carla Maia presented CLIMOS Project at the European Health Forum Gastein, during the “The health impacts of the climate crisis – New tools to support European action” session.
Climate change is a global challenge which will exacerbate social inequalities, reduce food and water security and increase the incidence of the transmission of pathogens. The ongoing trend of global climate change has introduced new pressures and significant consequences for human health. Urgent action is needed at the European and global level to minimise the ramifications of this threat and increase preparedness of health systems to deal with the ongoing changes in environmental stressors.
The session discussed current needs and actions to estimate the scale and impact of the health risks resulting from the ongoing changes in environmental health determinants associated to climate change, trying to answer the question “How can current policy initiatives and research efforts at the European level provide the needed evidence, tools and frameworks to answer to the serious threat climate change poses to human health?”
- Peter Löffler, Policy Officer, European Commission DG CLIMA
- Aleksandra Kazmierczak, Expert, European Environment Agency
- Alan Dangour, Director of Climate and Health, Wellcome Trust
- Silvana Di Sabatino, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna
- Carla Maia, Researcher, Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University NOVA of Lisbon
- Marc Neumann, Research Professor, Basque Centre for Climate Change
- Cathryn Tonne, Associate Research Professor, Barcelona Institute for Global Health
- Debra Jackson, Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Joacim Rocklöv, Professor, Heidelberg University & Umeå University
- Carmen La Plaza-Santos, Head, Health Innovations & Ecosystems Unit, European Commission DG RTD