Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK 2012 – Health Protection Agency – 11 September 2012

Posted on September 25, 2012. Filed under: Infectious Diseases | Tags: , |

Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK 2012 – Health Protection Agency – 11 September 2012

“The study, Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK 2012, is an extensive update of earlier reports published by the Department of Health and the report is also being presented at the HPA’s annual conference – Health Protection 2012 – at the University of Warwick today.

Alongside a more detailed look at the effect of temperature rises on death rates in hot and cold spells, the scientists also investigated the effects a changing climate will have on pollen production, outdoor and indoor air pollution, floods, ultraviolet radiation, food, water and insect-borne diseases.”

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Australian healthcare services and the climate change debate – Health Policy Research Institute Policy Brief – July 2012

Posted on July 31, 2012. Filed under: Environmental Health | Tags: |

Australian healthcare services and the climate change debate – Health Policy Research Institute Policy Brief – July 2012

CONTENTS:
1. Policy issue
2. Background and context
a. Carbon pricing and the carbon debate in Australia
b. Impact of carbon pricing on hospitals and healthcare providers
c. Health impacts of climate change
3. Policy options, directions or initiatives
a. Reducing the health sector’s carbon footprint
b. Health sector preparedness for climate change
4. Conclusions
Appendix 1: Energy costs as a proportion of total recurrent costs in a small sample of metropolitan hospitals

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