Public Health OperatioNs for clImate aCtion (PHONIC) – Development of a framework to identify priority operations

This research project aims to assess and prioritize public health operations addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation and thereby making them resilient to current and future challenges.

This will be done by

  • Conducting a scoping review on existing public health functions addressing climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Undertaking semi-structured interviews with experts
  • Nominating an international expert group, focussing on Europe and East Africa, for consultation and detailed input at each step of framework development
  • Developing an umbrella framework for the different areas of action on climate change mitigation and adaptation in public health services
  • Identifying priority public health functions for in-depth analysis, and developing a sub-framework with tangible indicators for each of these priority operations
  • Identifying existing good practice examples for the sub-framework and publishing the good practices in an open access online database
  • Piloting the sub-framework in Germany and Kenya in collaboration with project partners
  • Disseminating the project’s results to a range of audiences via webinars, policy briefs and academic articles.

The project is a cooperation between Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Helmholtz Zentrum München and CPHP and is funded by the German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA). The duration of the project is set from April 2023 until September 2024.


Maike Voss

Managing Director

Annkathrin von der Haar

Research Associate