Climate Change

Impacts of climate change on public health in Australia: Recommendations for new policies and practices for adaptation within the public health sector – Deeble institute – 14 October 2014

Posted on October 21, 2014. Filed under: Climate Change, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: |

Impacts of climate change on public health in Australia: Recommendations for new policies and practices for adaptation within the public health sector – Deeble institute – 14 October 2014

“This Issues Brief provides information, opinions and recommendations relevant to assessing the potential impacts of climate change on public health in Australia, as well as guidelines for decision-making in responding to these impacts.”

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Including Health in Global Frameworks for Development, Wealth, and Climate Change: Workshop Summary – Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014

Posted on April 24, 2014. Filed under: Climate Change, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , , , |

Including Health in Global Frameworks for Development, Wealth, and Climate Change: Workshop Summary – Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014

“Description

Including Health in Global Frameworks for Development, Wealth, and Climate Change is the summary of a three-part public webinar convened by the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine and its collaborative on Global Environmental Health and Sustainable Development. Presenters and participants discussed the role of health in measuring a country’s wealth (going beyond gross domestic product), health scenario communication, and international health goals and indicators. The workshop focused on fostering discussion across academic, government, business, and civil society sectors to make use of existing data and information that can be adapted to track progress of global sustainable development and human health. This report examines frameworks for global development goals and connections to health indicators, the role for health in the context of novel sustainable economic frameworks that go beyond gross domestic product, and scenarios to project climate change impacts.”

 

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Health Care & Climate Change: An Opportunity for Transformative Leadership – Health Care Without Harm – April 2014

Posted on April 22, 2014. Filed under: Climate Change | Tags: , |

Health Care & Climate Change: An Opportunity for Transformative Leadership – Health Care Without Harm – April 2014

“The reversal of climate change will pivot around fundamental realignments in the ways that energy is created and consumed. The report provides detailed guidelines and case studies to help hospital leaders and facilities’ staff develop comprehensive strategies to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels through the use of “clean technology.” Its overarching conclusion is built on the premise that the health sector has a critical role to play in helping lead the transition to a fossil fuel-free and sustainable economy.”

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Dohar Declaration on Climate, Health and Wellbeing: Health must be central to climate action COP18 – December 2012

Posted on December 12, 2012. Filed under: Climate Change |

Dohar Declaration on Climate, Health and Wellbeing: Health must be central to climate action COP18 – December 2012

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Atlas of health and climate launches new collaboration between public health and meteorological communities – WHO – 29 October 2012

Posted on October 30, 2012. Filed under: Climate Change, Health Status | Tags: |

Atlas of health and climate launches new collaboration between public health and meteorological communities – WHO – 29 October 2012

Atlas provides maps, tables and graphs showing links between health and climate

“As the world’s climate continues to change, hazards to human health are increasing. The Atlas of health and climate, published today jointly by WHO and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), illustrates some of the most pressing current and emerging challenges.

Droughts, floods and cyclones affect the health of millions of people each year. Climate variability and extreme conditions such as floods can also trigger epidemics of diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria, dengue and meningitis, which cause death and suffering for many millions more. The Atlas gives practical examples of how the use of weather and climate information can protect public health.”

… continues on the site

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Acting now for better health: a 30% reduction target for EU climate policy – September 2010

Posted on September 28, 2010. Filed under: Climate Change |

Acting now for better health: a 30% reduction target for EU climate policy – September 2010

The report forms part of a joint campaign launched in Europe by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) in 2009 aimed at bringing attention to the substantial benefits to health of reductions in greenhouse gas emissions associated with climate change policy.

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Our Future World: An analysis of global trends, shocks and scenarios – CSIRO – 2010

Posted on April 28, 2010. Filed under: Climate Change, Health Status | Tags: |

Our Future World: An analysis of global trends, shocks and scenarios – CSIRO – 2010

“This report describes the outcomes from a CSIRO global foresight project. It presents five megatrends and eight megashocks (global risks) that will redefine how the world’s people live.

Megatrends

A megatrend is a collection of trends, patterns of economic, social or environmental activity that will change the way people live and the science and technology products they demand.

The five interrelated megatrends identified in the report are:

More from less. This relates to the world’s depleting natural resources and increasing demand for those resources through economic and population growth. Coming decades will see a focus on resource use efficiency. 

A personal touch. Growth of the services sector of western economies is being followed by a second wave of innovation aimed at tailoring and targeting services. 

Divergent demographics. The populations of OECD countries are ageing and experiencing lifestyle and diet related health problems. At the same time there are high fertility rates and problems of not enough food for millions in poor countries.

On the move. People are changing jobs and careers more often, moving house more often, commuting further to work and travelling around the world more often. 

i World. Everything in the natural world will have a digital counterpart. Computing power and memory storage are improving rapidly. Many more devices are getting connected to the internet.”

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Health and Climate Change – the Lancet – Launched in London, Nov 25, 2009

Posted on November 30, 2009. Filed under: Climate Change, Health Status, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

Health and Climate Change – the Lancet – Launched in London, Nov 25, 2009 – article series

“Climate change already affects human health, and, if no action is taken, problems such as malnutrition, deaths and injury due to extreme weather conditions, and change in geographical distribution of disease vectors will worsen. This Series is the result of an international collaboration of scientists supported by a consortium of funding bodies coordinated by the Wellcome Trust, UK. The Comments and Articles make a strong case for linking climate and health goals, and provide a quantitative underpinning for this important health message.”

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