US Climate and Health Alliance

Conferences Connect the Climate-Health Dots


As the health impacts of climate change become more and more evident on a daily basis, several dozen leading researchers from public health and climate science gathered at the Health and Climate Colloquium 2016, June 8-10th. The three-day Colloquium, jointly organized by the Mailman School of Public Health and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, fosters the urgent need for interdisciplinary research and education in climate and health. At the Colloquium, Keith Hansen of the World Bank stated, “We need to train a new generation of decision makers who are as comfortable with climate data as they are with epidemiologic data. We have to build bridges between our meteorological experts and health, agriculture, and disaster planners. In short, we need more climate in health, and more health in climate”.

Resource Type
Blog Post
Kim Knowlton
Resource URL
June 29, 2016
Organization Type
Health and Human Impact
Heat illness/extreme temperature
Climate and Environmental Impact
Climate science Health impact assessment

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