Join Us in Helsinki to discuss Climate Change and Health

Environment & Climate
Policy Lessons from Global Case Studies on Climate Change and Health

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) invites you to an insightful session at the Helsinki SRI Congress for the SSD2024, focusing on "Policy lessons from cross-sectoral global case studies tackling climate change effects on health." This interactive roundtable will take place on Monday, 10 June, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (GMT+3) at Aalto University's Undergraduate Centre, Room Y313 and will also be available in a hybrid format.


Session Highlights:

Climate change poses significant threats not only to our environment but also to human health, affecting essential resources like food, water and air. This session aims to enhance understanding of how multi-sectoral, systems-based studies and policies can address these interconnected challenges.

Key Details:

Date and Time: Monday, June 10th, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Aalto University | Undergraduate Centre | Otakaari 1 | Y313 (HYBRID)
Register now here.


During this session, participants will explore the profound impacts of climate change on health and learn from a comprehensive panel of diverse case studies compiled by IAP in collaboration with Save the Children. These case studies, which were discussed at a workshop in Trieste, Italy, in September 2023, cover four priority areas:

  • Food Systems and Agriculture
  • Energy: Production, Distribution, Access, Efficiency
  • Urbanization and Urban Planning
  • Health Systems Strengthening

Special attention is given to underserved groups, including children and women, highlighting the importance of a systems-approach in research and policy-making. The findings and policy recommendations from these case studies were presented at COP28, emphasizing the global urgency to address the health co-benefits of climate action.

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Special Announcement:

In this occasion, The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and Save the Children will be thrilled to announce the launch of a landmark publication, Climate and Health: Science-based Policy Solutions. This new book presents a collection of 14 meticulously curated case studies that illuminate the intricate connections between climate change and health, offering science-based solutions for policymakers worldwide. This publication, a collaborative effort by IAP and Save the Children, encapsulates the essence of our project, which began in 2019 and has since gained significant traction in international policy discussions, including contributions to the UN Secretary General’s 2021 Food Systems Summit.

Why Attend:

This session promises to be a dynamic platform for multidisciplinary dialogue, bridging the gap between science and policy. Attendees will gain valuable insights into how case study findings can inform decision-making and be scaled up for broader societal impact.

Join us for this engaging roundtable to contribute to and learn from the discussions on innovative solutions at the nexus of climate change and health. Let’s work together to create actionable solutions for a healthier, more sustainable future.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Background on the Climate Change and Health Project:

Since 2019, IAP has been actively engaged in addressing the critical nexus between climate change and health. Recognizing climate change as a global health crisis, IAP has spearheaded efforts to understand and mitigate the diverse and far-reaching impacts on physical and mental health across different regions. IAP led the ‘Climate Change and Health’ regional-to global project from 2019 to 2022, culminating in the IAP’s 2022 global synthesis report.

Save the Children’s involvement brings a vital perspective, emphasizing the interconnections between climate change, health and equity, and advocating for the inclusion of children, adolescents, women and other disadvantaged groups in climate action for health.

Read more here.

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