Special Issue "Climate Change Adaption for Public Health"
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: 31 October 2020.
Interests: disaster epidemiology; global health; climate change health impact; occupational and environmental epidemiology; injury epidemiology
Climate change is one of the most dire and rapidly growing threats to public health in the twenty-first century. Aside from the direct consequences we have already been experiencing, such as the growing frequency of extreme weather events and outbreaks of vector and water-borne diseases, the slow and indirect impacts that are gradually coming to the fore are also of great concern, particularly in the areas of mental health, chronic noncommunicable diseases, food security, population migration and displacement, and the consequent overburdening of health systems.
However, while the national governments that came together at Paris Agreement have identified human health as the top 6th priority sector to improve, in reality, only limited efforts have been allocated to the health sector. Specifically, 85% of 136 developing countries included health in their Nationally Determined Contributions, but only 0.5% of 1.5 billion USD of multilateral climate projects has been funded to the health sector. This is only one of the many examples demonstrating the sluggishness in mainstreaming and responding to this serious problem.
In light of this collective challenge, one of the best ways to contribute for us as scholars and professionals in the field of public health would be to take the lead in identifying needs and gaps, assessing the best adaptation strategies from policy developments, and suggesting directions in engineering interventions.
In this Special Issue, we would like to share the best public health adaptation strategies and technologies to minimize climate change impacts to public health. We highly encourage innovative ideas and insightful observations, such as policy analyses to identify current needs and gaps on climate change action plans, reviews of existing technologies that can be effectively converted to climate-resilient technologies, and introduction of new technologies in disaster preparedness, and in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), with particular interest in rainwater harvesting, ground water treatments, and dry toilets with flood-proofness.
Dr. Hyun Kim
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- Climate change adaptation for public health
- Climate resilience
- Climate resilient technologies
- Policy development and implementation
- Engineering interventions
- Evaluation and monitoring
- Health impact assessment
- Vulnerability and adaptation assessment
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Authors: Youngkee Ju; et al.
Affiliation: School of Communication, Hallym University, Chunchon, South Korea