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.
In this 2-hour online webinar, the InterAcademy Partnership will present and discuss its new global report 'Health in the climate emergency: a global perspective'.
Andy Haines, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & IAP Project Co-Chair
Amarjargal Dagvadorj, Parliamentary Research Institute (PRS), Mongolia
Claudia Canales Holzeis, Scientific Project Associate, IAP
Deoraj Caussy, Working Group Chair, Network of African Science Academies
George Christophides, Imperial College London
Jana El Baba, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Kristie L Ebi, University of Washington
Luiz Augusto Galvão, Center for Global Health of Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Brazil
Omnia El Omrani, Ain Shams University Hospital, Egypt
Robin Fears, Scientific Project Director, IAP
Shabana Khan, Indian Research Academy
Volker ter Meulen, IAP Project Co-Chair
The event will be moderated by IAP Coordinator Peter McGrath and Jeni Miller, Executive Director of the Global Climate and Health Alliance.
Read more about the project behind the report here: https://www.interacademies.org/project/climate-change-and-health