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).
On March 8 from 13h00-15h00 EST, 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 will be the topic for discussion of a panel of experts from the region, including scientists and policy-makers.
This webinar was 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) will launch their reports on tackling the effects of Climate Change on Health. The reports are the outcome of a three-year collaborative global project: https://www.interacademies.org/project/climate-change-and-health.
Information on the other webinars can be found here: https://www.interacademies.org/news/reports-climate-change-and-health-africa-asia-and-americas-online-launch-events.