Watch now: Policy Lessons from Global Case Studies on Climate Change and Health

The video recording of the IAP session at the SRI-SSD 2024 in Helsinki is available

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and Save the Children hosted 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 took place on Monday, 10 June 2024 at Aalto University's Undergraduate Centre, Helsinki, Finland.

During this session, participants explored 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 was 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.

SRI SSD speakers

Peter McGrath, IAP Coordinator
Montira Pongsiri, Save the Children International
Caradee Wright, South Africa - Addressing heat-health threats among women, infants and children in primary healthcare settings,
Aduwati Sali, Malaysia - A technology-based approach to predicting fire risk in tropical peatland and developing a transboundary haze alert system,
Cynthia Awuni, Ghana - Co-production methodologies to deliver city-level flood resilience and reduce health inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa,

In this occasion, The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and Save the Children announced the launch of a landmark publication, Climate and Health: Science-based Policy Solutions. SRI book

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 the IAP Climate Change and Health project, which began in 2019.

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