The high-level conference “Research Perspectives on the Health Impacts of Climate Change” is organised by the EU Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and 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.