Climate change and human health

WHO, IFMSA, Health Canada launch webinar series on health and climate change

WHO, in collaboration with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations and Health Canada, is running a series of six webinars focusing on the links between health and climate change. The first, on “Communicating climate change and health”, took place on the 4th of April. It included contributions from WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, Tony McMichael from the Australian National University, Anthony Leiserowitz from Yale University, Christian Teriete of the Global Campaign for Climate Action, and Nick Watts of IFMSA. Discussion and audience questions covered the possibility of using more positive narratives of the health benefits of mitigation and adaptation measures, and the need for coherent, consistent and targeted communication. Webinars take place on a monthly basis. The second one covered “Health in Sustainable Development: Focus on Rio+20”, on May 10th. The third webinar "Cutting carbon, improving health" took place on the 28th of June 2012.


IV WEBINAR: Protecting health from climate change: Adaptation

V WEBINAR: Global Framework for Climate Services: using meteorological and environmental information for public health decisions