Climate change is a global health crisis. The scale, nature and timing of adverse effects on physical and mental health, via direct and indirect pathways, vary within and between regions. Yet, there are common challenges that must be tackled by better integrated solutions for mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (adjusting to what cannot be avoided).
In a three-year global project the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) has worked together with its regional networks in Africa (NASAC), Asia (AASSA), the Americas (IANAS) and Europe (EASAC) to capture diversity in evaluating evidence from their own regions to inform policy for collective and customised action at national, regional and global levels.
On 25 May, 2-4 PM CEST, the project's final report 'Health in the Climate Emergency - a global perspective' (click here to download it) was presented and discussed in a public online webinar.
Speakers included scientists from all world regions that have contributed to the report as well as experts outside the project who have a strong expertise in the subject matter.
The recording of the session is now available on the IAP YouTube channel: