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Vulnerability and Resilience: A One Health Approach to Environmental and Climate Risks in the Mediterranean

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Italian Network of Sentinel Phycians for the Environment (RIMSA), International Society Doctors for the Environment (ISDE), Federazione Nazione Ordine dei Medici (FNOMCeO), 52100 Arezzo, Italy
Interests: environmental epidemiology; public health; refugees and migrants; education; ethics
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Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA
Interests: urban planning; sustainable development; climate change and sustainability; GIS for epidemiology and public health
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1. Department of Medical, Surgical and Advanced Technologies “G.F. Ingrassia”, University of Catania, Via Santa Sofia 87, 95123 Catania, Italy
2. Policlinico “G. Rodolico-San Marco”, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: public health; environmental epidemiology and hygiene; food quality and safety; one health; environmental health; waste management and health; hospital hygiene; prevention
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Metabolism of Cities Living Lab, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182, USA
Interests: urban metabolism; industrial ecology; material flow analysis; urban planning; spatial analysis and modeling; big data analytics; US–Mexico international border; Italy; environmental planning; policy and design; smart cities; UN sustainable development goals; resource management; circular economy; minority populations; equity; inclusion

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1. Laboratory of Agrobiodiversity and Ecotoxicology LR02AGR21, Higher Institute of Agronomy, University of Sousse, 4042 Sousse, Tunisia
2. Higher Institute of Biotechnology, Monastir, Tunisia
Interests: environmental transcriptomic; environmental risk assessment; emergent contaminants (i.e., micro/nanoplastics); biomonitoring strategies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In cooperation with the 3rd International One Health Conference, this Special Issue, "Vulnerability and Resilience: A One Health Approach to Environmental and Climate Risks in the Mediterranean," responds to the urgent call for interdisciplinary collaboration in tackling the complex challenges facing the Mediterranean region. Inspired by the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, this Special Issue delves into the interconnected issues of climate change, environmental degradation, and maternal and child health within the context of the Mediterranean.

With the Mediterranean serving as a microcosm of global challenges, this Special Issue emphasizes the need for integrated approaches that address the interplay between environmental, societal, economic, and health factors. By adopting a One Health perspective that recognizes the intrinsic linkages between human, animal, and environmental health, the conference aims to foster holistic solutions that promote resilience and mitigate vulnerabilities. 

Drawing upon the momentum of international One Health conferences, this Special Issue advocates for collaborative efforts across disciplines and sectors. It highlights the imperative of knowledge-sharing, capacity-building, and community empowerment to address the heightened risks posed by climate change and environmental hazards. Through targeted interventions and inclusive approaches, this conference endeavors to pave the way for sustainable development and enhanced well-being in the Mediterranean region and beyond.

Dr. Paolo Lauriola
Dr. Domenico Vito
Prof. Dr. Margherita Ferrante
Dr. Gabriela Fernandez
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Banni
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  • vulnerability
  • resilience
  • one health approach
  • mediterranean
  • climate risks

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