Research Perspectives on the Health Impacts of Climate Change

On February 19-20, the high-level conference “Research Perspectives on the Health Impacts of Climate Change” brought together climate change and health researchers, funders and policymakers to reflect on the current challenges, priorities and needs for research and researchers in this area. Additionally, the conference supported the launch of a strategic research and innovation agenda (SRIA) identifying the priority topics for the years to come on climate change and health research.

The conference had feature sessions categorised under several themes:

  • Theme 1: Short and long-term impacts of climate change
  • Theme 2: Climate change in the context of other environmental stressors
  • Theme 3: Climate change and the health sector
  • Theme 4: A global research agenda on climate change and health

Ultimately, this event had aim at enhancing and making visible the role of health as a driver of global climate action, which until now has not played a significant part in the discussions.

Our research associate Dorothea Baltruks was a panelist of Theme 3 (parallel session 7) and discussed the topic of Mitigation from the healthcare sector with Kirsty Reid, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), Colin O’Hehir, Irish Department of Health and Edda Weimann, Munich Municipal Hospital Group.

The session was recorded and can be watched now. You can find Dorothea Baltruks input „Enabling more sustainable health systems“ from 11:52:10. Watch here

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