At the intersection of climate change, human health and equity.
From extreme drought to longer wildfire and pollen seasons, climate change is having a profound impact on human health. In addition, the health burden caused by climate change and its drivers is disproportionate, with some populations more at risk of respiratory and heat-related illnesses, water and food insecurity, disease, forced migration and other consequences of planetary neglect. GW’s Climate & Health Institute seeks new solutions to global health and equity challenges associated with climate change and is addressing those challenges through cross-disciplinary research, training and action.
News & Events
Please join us for a Climate and Health Research and Practice seminar on Monday, December 13 at 11:30 AM EST with Dr. Renee N. Salas, Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Global Health Institute; Yerby Fellow at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H.
The world's governments are gathering in Glasgow to work towards an international climate change agreement. The last 30 years since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change launched has seen a lot of ups and downs.
Please join us for a Climate and Health Research and Practice seminar will on Monday, November 15 at 11:30 AM EST with Dr. Vijay Limaye, Natural Resources Defense Council's Climate and Health Staff Scientist. The event is co-hosted by the GW Climate and Health Institute and the Environmental and Occupational Health Department.