Workshop “Climate change and health”

The CVV organized together with the Leopoldina, the London School of hygiene and tropical medicine, and the University of Heidelberg a workshop on climate change and health at the World Health Summit 2015. The workshop took place on October 13, 2015.

Although global warming may bring some localized benefits – such as fewer winter deaths in temperate climate or increased food production in certain areas – the overall health effects of a changing climate promise to be overwhelmingly negative. That’s because climate change will affect a wide range of social and environmental factors that influence health, and it also looks set to have a serious impact on issues like clean air, safe drinking water, food supply and housing / shelter security.

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