Project
2019

Climate Change and Health

Environment & Climate
Health

Overview

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) and the Americas (IANAS) to capture diversity in evaluating evidence from their own regions to inform policy for collective and customised action at national, regional and global levels. 

Project Background

Led by the German National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the project has built on earlier work of the European academy network (EASAC) to provide snapshots of the current situation and present science-based recommendations for the other three world regions. A global synthesis report will highlight regional similarities and differences, and provide advice for decision makers for implementation at global, regional and national levels. 

Next steps

The regional reports from NASAC, AASSA and IANAS have been published in early 2022, and are now being used to engage with regional policy-makers, the scientific community and other stakeholders.

The global synthesis report will be launched online on 25 May 2022 and will be presented to the global and regional stakeholders and events, such as WHO, World Health Summit and UNFCCC events.

The project in numbers

Scroll down for all the updates regarding the IAP Climate Change and Health Project.

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Climate Change and Health
IAP at the World Science Forum 2019
Climate Change and Health

Resources

Environment & Climate, Health
Report Health in the Climate Emergency - cover
Environment & Climate, Health
Report Cover CCH report Africa
Environment & Climate, Health
Report Cover of AASSA Report on Climate Change and Health
Environment & Climate, Health
Other EASAC FEAM Statement Decarbonisation of Health Sector
Environment & Climate, Health
Publication Lancet Planetary Health_CCH
Environment & Climate, Health
Publication Nature_CCH
Environment & Climate, Health
Report easac CC report
Environment & Climate
Publication Climate Change Adaptation_cover page.jpg
Environment & Climate
Publication EASAC MarSus Cover
Environment & Climate, Health
Other EASAC_Climate Change and infectious diseases.