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The health impacts of the climate crisis

New tools to support European action

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 | 09:00-10:30 | Kursaal

Organised by the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD)

Climate change is a global challenge which will exacerbate social inequalities, reduce food and water security and increase the incidence of the transmission of pathogens. The ongoing trend of global climate change has introduced new pressures and significant consequences for human health. Urgent action is needed at the European and global level to minimise the ramifications of this threat and increase preparedness of health systems to deal with the ongoing changes in environmental stressors. 

The session will discuss current needs and actions to estimate the scale and impact of the health risks resulting from the ongoing changes in environmental health determinants associated to climate change. How can current policy initiatives and research efforts at the European level provide the needed evidence, tools and frameworks to answer to the serious threat climate change poses to human health? 

You are invited to join this session to reflect and discuss existing approaches and future opportunities to address the climate crisis. 

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