Climate change adversely affects human health worldwide through multiple direct and indirect pathways. Responding to these effects requires connected strategies for mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and adaptation (adjusting to what cannot be avoided).
In this webinar, the InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) presented and discussed its new report “Taking action against climate change will benefit health and advance health equity in the Americas”.
This report focuses on the ways in which climate change is affecting human health throughout the Americas. How to tackle some of these effects were the topic for discussion of a panel of experts from the region, including scientists and policy-makers.
This webinar is part of a series of four webinars in which InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and its regional networks in Africa (NASAC), Asia (AASSA) and the Americas (IANAS), the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) launched their reports on tackling the effects of Climate Change on Health. The reports are the outcome of a three-year collaborative global project
The webinar was designed to inform researchers, policy-makers and the interested public in the respective regions about effects on climate change on health and to discuss options for tackling these challenges.