Climate change affects health in multiple and complex ways, but as yet there is very little quantification of this health impact. Dr Shouro Dasgupta and Professor Elizabeth Robinson will present new findings that highlight and quantify the negative health impacts that can be attributed to climate change on child health and food security, focusing on Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, and Ethiopia. Using data from more than 80 countries, presenters demonstrate how heat stress has had an increasingly negative impact on food security, amplifying existing inequalities. They quantify the extent to which reductions in food security can be attributed to climate-induced temperature anomalies and highlight climate change-food security hotspots. An international panel of experts will discuss the implications of these findings for policies that can reduce food insecurity and undernutrition; and build resilience in lower-income countries.
1. Professor Elizabeth JZ Robinson, Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE
2. Dr. Shouro Dasgupta, Researcher at Fondazione CMCC and Ca’Foscari University of Venice
Dr. Barbara Buchner, Global Managing Director of Climate Policy Initiative
Professor Ros Cornforth, Director of the Walker Institute, University of Reading
Professor Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)
Danielle Nierenberg, President of Food Tank
Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO
Do Etienne Traore, National UNFCCC Focal Point, Secretariat Permanent du Conseil National pour le Développement Durable (SP/CNDD)
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Join the CMCC in Glasgow at the COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy from 31 October to 12 November 2021.