Climate Change & Health

The CVV conducts research on the links between climate change and health.

Indeed, climate change has severe impacts on health: adverse weather events worsen living conditions, heat waves provoke cardio-respiratory affections, mental health issues are on the rise while infectious diseases emerge in new patterns. But climate change is not just a threat for public health: it can also be an opportunity to improve health.

Many actors are key to raising awareness on the link between climate change and health. In order to study how these actors communicate on this issue, the CVV has developed a research project entitled “4C-Health” (for “Center for Climate Change Communication & Health“).

4C-Health is part of an international research collaboration on Climate Change and Health: the “Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change”.

The CVV also organized several events on climate change, climate migration and health.


About 4C-Health

The 4C-Health Partners


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All our climate change related activities


Three COP23 side-events: “Displacements induced by El Niño – a public health issue”; “Health as a driver of climate policy and green behavior”; “Human displacement caused by climate change”. Bonn, November 2017.


Launch of the 2017 Lancet Countdown Report on Climate Change and Health, October 31, 2017


World Health Summit 2017 – Workshop on climate change and health, Berlin, October 15, 2017


M8 Alliance expert meeting on Migrants’ and Refugees’ Health – Session on Climate Migration, Rome, June 23-24, 2017


COP 22 Side-event: “Climate Change, Human Migration and Health”, Marrakesh,November 9, 2016.


Scientific conference: “Climate Change Migration & Health”, French Embassy in Berlin, June 10, 2016.


COP21 side event: “Healthy Lives on a Healthy Planet – What is next for research and policy ?”, Le Bourget (Paris), December 11, 2016.


World Health Summit Workshop: “Climate Change and Health”, Berlin, October 13, 2015


DAAD scientific workshop: “Climate Change and Health – how to raise awareness among the public?”, Hôtel-Dieu, AP-HP, Paris, September 10, 2015.