Special Issue "Health Impacts of Warming of 1.5 °C and 2 °C"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018).
Interests: climate change; environmental epidemiology; public health
In December 2015, a historic agreement was reached at the Paris Climate Conference for the first-ever global deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement, which is now legally-binding, involves “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change”. Given the many additional challenges in limiting warming to 1.5 °C as opposed to 2 °C, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will produce a special report, due in September 2018, which will document just what can be gained from achieving this more stringent target. A key consideration of this assessment should be the potential for differential impacts on human health between these two targets.
This Special Issue of IJERPH invites papers assessing the local and/or global health impacts of climate change and identification of vulnerable groups. Evidence on both direct and indirect processes is sought, including the health effects of ambient temperature, extreme weather events, changes in physical and chemical hazards, ecological changes including infectious diseases, and social and demographic disruption. Risk assessments explicitly comparing impacts based on 1.5 °C and 2 °C warming scenarios are particularly welcome, including information on which regions are likely to benefit most from these differential targets.
Dr. Shakoor Hajat
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- Climate change
- Climate variability
- Environmental change
- Global health
- Risk assessment