The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) recently hosted yesterday a half day science to policy consultation workshop with representatives of the Zagreb administration and other stakeholders, on how to reduce the urban burden of disease in Zagreb through environmental policies. This consultation workshop was the second in a series of stakeholder engagement activities in various cities in Europe.
The ENBEL project (Enhancing Belmont Research Action to support EU policy making on climate change and health) of which HEAL is a project partner has published its latest newsletter.
The newsletter features climate and health news from around the world and new studies from within the project.
It also provides the reader with an overview of national policies on climate change and health in Europe, as well as an article that explores how much climate finance goes to health, given the direct and indirect impacts on health systems of storms, heatwaves, flooding and drought have widespread short and long-term health consequences and will further strain limited resources. WHO predicts the direct costs of health impacts could reach US$ 4 billion a year by 2030.
Further, its spotlight section highlights the EU Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change, whose goal is to support at least 150 European regions and communities towards climate resilience by 2030. The mission will foster the development of innovative solutions to adapt to climate change and encourage regions, cities and communities to lead the societal transformation. Its focus is on the systemic approach of the key community systems: health and wellbeing, critical infrastructure, land use and food systems, water management, and enabling conditions like knowledge, governance or behavioural change.
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