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