Resources: Climate Change & Health

The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health

Why it is important:

" tracks progress on health and climate change and provides an independent assessment of the health effects of climate change, the implementation of the Paris Agreement,1 and the health implications of these actions"

Global and regional health effects of future food production under climate change: a modelling study

Why it is important:  

"It presents a model that estimates the effects of climate change on agriculture and concludes that "excess mortality attributable to agriculturally mediated changes in dietary and weight-related risk factors by cause of death for 155 world regions in the year 2050."

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World
2017 FAO

Why it is important:

It links the increase of conflict in the nearly past decade to climate related food and resource insecurity:

"The concurrence of conflict and climate-related natural disasters is likely to increase with climate change, as climate change not only threatens food insecurity and malnutrition, but can also contribute to further downward deterioration into conflict, protracted crisis and continued fragility.
"In some cases the root cause of the conflict is competition over natural resources."

Modelling the Health Risks of Climate Change

Workshop Summary(2015)

Why it is important:

It lays out the interrelationship of converging crises that will come into play and require coordinating resources and preparedness

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