This high-level conference will bring together researchers, policymakers and relevant stakeholders to reflect on the research needs in the field of climate change and human health.

The high-level conference “Research Perspectives on the Health Impacts of Climate Change” will bring together climate change and health researchers, funders and policymakers to reflect on the current challenges, priorities and needs for research and researchers in this area. Additionally, the conference will support the launch of a strategic research and innovation agenda (SRIA) identifying the priority topics for the years to come on climate change and health research.

The conference will feature sessions categorised under several themes:

  • Theme 1: Short and long-term impacts of climate change

  • Theme 2: Climate change in the context of other environmental stressors

  • Theme 3: Climate change and the health sector

  • Theme 4: A global research agenda on climate change and health

Ultimately, this event will aim at enhancing and making visible the role of health as a driver of global climate action, which until now has not played a significant part in the discussions.

EEA's role in the event

The EEA's Executive Director, Leena Ylä-Mononen, will be participating in the high-level panel discussion, on 19.02.2024.

Our colleague, Aleksandra Kazmierczak, expert in Climate Change and Human Health, will be moderating a session on Water related health risks from climate change.

For the conference agenda and to register, visit the event's page.