Special Issue "Climate Change and Health Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments"
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 July 2018).
2. Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
Interests: climate change impacts on health; vulnerability and adaptation assessments; adaptive capacity; adaptation to health risks; climate resilient health systems; climate change communications
Interests: climate change impacts on health; vulnerability and adaptation assessments; gendered impacts of climate change; small island developing states; climate change impacts in the Caribbean; climate change impacts to the marine environment; climate resilient health systems
Climate change poses significant threats to the health of people around the world. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the World Health Organization recognize that health risks are increasing and that health authorities should prepare by developing effective adaptation measures. Direct health impacts associated with climate change result from warming temperatures and more severe and frequent extreme weather events (e.g., heatwaves, droughts, floods, storms) while indirect effects can include the spread of infectious diseases and long-lasting mental health impacts.
Drivers of vulnerability to climate change impacts on health are complex and often vary within and among communities, regions and countries. Climate change and health vulnerability and adaptation assessments provide health sector decision makers with information on associations between weather/climate and health outcomes and the populations most vulnerable to these risks. They also indicate the possible magnitude and pattern of future climate-related health risks and identify options for adapting to protect populations. Health authorities at local to national levels are beginning to undertake assessments. New knowledge from assessments which expand understanding of climate change impacts on health and address methodological and data challenges, stakeholder engagement strategies, and communication of findings to influence policy development will benefit health sector officials in the future.
This Special Issue of IJERPH invites papers based on assessments of climate change and health vulnerability and adaptation at local, regional and national levels. Research papers, analytical reviews, case studies, and policy-relevant articles are welcome from developing and developed country contexts.
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The submission deadline is 31 July 2018. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 27 days after submission.
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Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the corresponding editor of the Special Issue: Ms. Penny Gu ([email protected]).Dr. Peter Berry
Ms. Marielle Verret
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- Climate change and health
- Infectious diseases
- Adaptive capacity
- Vulnerable populations
- Extreme weather
- Mental health
- Health systems
- Climate resiliency
- Climate models
- Climate scenarios
- Health co-benefits and harms
- Climate change communications
- Gender differentiated impacts