Climate change adversely affects human health worldwide through multiple direct and indirect pathways. Responding to these effects requires connected strategies for mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (adjusting to what cannot be avoided).
In this webinar, the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) will present and discuss its new report on ‘The imperative of climate action to promote and protect health in Asia and Oceania’. This region experiences the full range of global climate variations and has been identified as one of the most vulnerable areas in the world to the effects of climate change. How to tackle some of these effects will be the topic for discussion of a panel of experts from the region, including scientists and policy-makers.
This webinar is part of a series of four webinars in which the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and its regional networks in Africa (NASAC), Asia (AASSA) and the Americas (IANAS) will launch their reports on tackling the effects of Climate Change on Health.
The reports are the outcome of a three-year collaborative global project.The webinars in this series are designed to inform researchers, policy-makers and the interested
public in the respective regions about effects on climate change on health and to discuss option for tackling these challenges.
Date: Feb 28, 2022, 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Kuala Lumpur / 07:00 - 09:00 AM GMT