A Policy Dialogue jointly organized by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, in cooperation with the European Policy Centre, to launch the new European Climate and Health Observatory. To be held online on March 4, 2021. Watch the video of the launch event.
Climate change is already having an impact on people’s health and health systems, directly and indirectly. Extreme weather events; growing heat stress; wildfires, floods and landslides; food and water safety and security threats; and the emergence and spread of infectious diseases, are expected to generate serious health risks and amplify existing health problems.
To understand, anticipate and minimize the health threats caused by climate change, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, together with other key players in the field, are launching the European Climate and Health Observatory. The Observatory will be a first concrete deliverable of the European Commission’s new Adaptation Strategy, which was published on 24 February.
Valentina Giannini and Katie Johnson, CMCC scientists and ETC/CCA task managers coordinating Climate-ADAPT, will be also task managers of the virtual EU Observatory for Climate Change and Health.
The official launch of the new European Climate and Health Observatory will take place online on March 4, 2021 (here the detailed agenda). This Policy Dialogue, chaired by Annika Hedberg, Head of the EPC Sustainable Prosperity for Europe Programme, will promote discussion on the interlinkages between climate change and health, the goals and tools of the European Climate and Health Observatory, and how it can provide value for different users in the future. Taking part in the interactive panel discussion will be experts from observatory partner organisations and user groups.
04 March 2021 – Launch event of the European Climate and Health Observatory