The increasing effects of climate change on public health have captured the attention of researchers and policy-makers over the last decades, but establishing a causal pattern between climate change and public health is challenging, given the many and varied factors at play in a globalised world. Integrating research findings into climate change policy and actions is even more challenging.
The IJPH has long recognized the important connections between health and climate change and has published many papers on the topic. This collection showcases the most significant of the articles that consider the health risks associated with climate change, and its effects on adaptation, co-benefits, vulnerabilities and resilience. This is also the focus of the “International Symposium on Climate Change and Health”, 5-6 December 2019, at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel. (Rest assured that we have worked to minimize the CO2 footprint of this symposium!)
Martin Röösli, Editor of the virtual issue
Articles are free to access until January 27, 2020