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“Health and Climate Change”
29 apirila, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Population health is being shaped by forces such as demographic ageing, rapid urbanization, environmental degradation and the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles, leading to a situation where non-communicable chronic diseases have overtaken infectious diseases as the leading cause of mortality and morbidity, becoming a new epidemic. In addition, in a scenario of increased risks due to new emergent infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance and other threats posed by climate change, population already debilitated by these pre-existent chronic conditions will not be resilient in future scenarios.
In this context, there is a need to further delve into the complex relationships between health, wellbeing, environmental sustainability and economics, and propose some reflections on how to integrate concepts and knowledge in these fields towards a more holistic approach.
Acerca de Aline Chiabai
Aline Chiabai is senior researcher at the Basque Centre for Climate Change, BC3, and coordinator of the health research area. She is specialized in environmental economics, and has acquired specific expertise on the valuation of climate change impacts on human health, adaptation strategies for policy guidance, impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity valuation, and environmental pollution impacts.
In BASE she is involved in the bottom-up analysis of European adaptation cases, and specifically in the case study related to water management and health for Madrid. She will contribute to the up-scaling and assessment of impacts, costs and benefits of climate adaptation at European level.