Enhancing Belmont Research Action to support EU policy making on climate change and health (ENBEL) is an international research project coordinated by CICERO, Center for International Climate Research,  and funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.

By bringing together leaders in climate change and health research ENBEL aims to support EU, international and national policy-making, with the aim of shaping low-carbon economies and build climate resilience.

ENBEL will coordinate a network of major international health and climate research projects under the BELMONT Forum’s Collaborative Research Action on Climate, Environment and Health (CEH), EU-funded and relevant nationally funded projects.

The focus is on three major climate related health problems: environmental and occupational heat, air pollution (particularly from wildfires), and climate-sensitive infectious diseases.

HEAL is a project partner that works on policy development and communication and dissemination.

The project consortium is multidisciplinary and includes 17 partners from 11 European countries as well as from Botswana, Kenya, and South Africa. Together the partners have competence in medicine, epidemiology, public health, climate and air quality modelling, health impact assessment and economics. Specialists in science and policy communication and stakeholder engagement are also included.

ENBEL is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program and runs from November 2020 until October 2023.

Project objectives:

  • Networking and coordination among researchers and stakeholders within the climate and health nexus
  • Produce research syntheses on key policy-relevant questions and identify how consortia projects can fill knowledge gaps on climate change and health linkages
  • Target and engage with relevant EU, and national decision-makers and provide input into relevant EU policymaking processes
  • Dissemination and communication of research knowledge and policy recommendations