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World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024

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Online

ILO

Apr 25, 2024

A global event with experts and guest speakers from governments, employers and workers will discuss how to protect workers and respond to this global challenge.

Climate Change, Planetary Health, and Medicine

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Online

Harvard Medical School

May 2, 2024 - May 3, 2024

Climate change is a threat to the patients we care for in health care. This course will be an opportunity for practicing health professionals to learn about the mechanisms by which climate change impacts human health and how it influences diagnosis, counseling and treatment plans. It will additionally describe the impacts of climate changes on the health care delivery system itself and how health care professionals can make change to address this public health threat. The course will be organized to touch upon climate impacts on a diversity of health conditions and disease processes and will be valuable to health care providers of all fields.

Webinar: Occupational Health in the Climate Crisis / Salud laboral en la crisis climática

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Online

Ibero-American Society for Environmental Health (SIBSA); Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA)

May 2, 2024

(Inglés abajo) Descubre las conexiones entre la salud laboral y la crisis climática en nuestro evento en línea "La salud laboral en la crisis climática", una iniciativa conjunta de la Sociedad Iberoamericana de Salud Ambiental (SIBSA) y la Alianza Global por el Clima y la Salud (GCHA). Este 2 de mayo, únete a profesionales de la salud, ocupacionales y ambientales de toda Latinoamérica y el Caribe para explorar los desafíos y oportunidades que el cambio climático presenta para la salud ocupacional. Desde los impactos del calor en poblaciones rurales hasta la salud mental de trabajadores de la salud y la seguridad de brigadistas en incendios forestales, nuestro panel de expertos internacionales ofrecerá insights cruciales y soluciones prácticas. No pierdas la oportunidad de contribuir a la conversación y ayudar a moldear un futuro más sostenible y saludable para todos. _______________________________ Discover the connections between occupational health and the climate crisis at our online event "Occupational Health in the Climate Crisis," a joint initiative by the Ibero-American Society for Environmental Health (SIBSA) and the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA). This May 2nd, join health, occupational, and environmental professionals from across Latin America and the Caribbean to explore the challenges and opportunities that climate change presents for occupational health. From the impacts of heat on rural populations to the mental health of healthcare workers and the safety of firefighters in wildfires, our panel of international experts will offer crucial insights and practical solutions. Don't miss the opportunity to contribute to the conversation and help shape a more sustainable and healthy future for everyone.

18th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA18)

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Arusha, Tanzania

Tanzania People & Wildlife

May 6, 2024 - May 9, 2024

Transformative change is built on strong networks and connections between diverse people. The CBA conference series aims to bring together a community of practitioners and other key stakeholders, collectively seeking to reimagine solutions that enable transformative outcomes through the agency, knowledge and skills of local communities.

Heat Action Day 2024 – Expression of Interest

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Online

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Jun 2, 2024

Please fill out the information in the form linked to show us your interest in participating in Heat Action Day on Sunday June 2nd, 2024. We will use this information to get in contact with you with details on how to plan for the Heat Action Day.

World Cities Summit 2024

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Singapore

Centre for Liveable Cities & Urban Redevelopment Authority

Jun 2, 2024 - Jun 4, 2024

Discussions at WCS 2024 will centre around the theme “Liveable and Sustainable Cities: Rejuvenate, Reinvent, Reimagine”. How do we achieve smart, resilient and regenerative cities now and for future generations? Go to the Programmes section for a first look at our Conference Concept Note, and our Plenary sessions.

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Understanding and preparing for the predicted 2024 extreme heat season in the Sahel: A collaborative approach

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Online

Anticipation Hub, Red Cross Climate Centre, ANACIM Senegal

Apr 23, 2024 - May 7, 2024

The Sahel region is known for its vulnerability to extreme weather events. In anticipation of the 2024 heat season, which is expected to be extremely hot, it is crucial for meteorological agencies, public health services, and humanitarian actors to come together to understand, prepare for, these events to mitigate the potential impacts. To this end, the Anticipation Hub, with support from the Red Cross Climate Centre and the Agence Nationale de l’Aviation Civile et de la Meteorologie of Senegal (in its Regional Specialised Meteorological Center capacity) is hosting a series of three webinars on Sahelian heat waves on 23, 30 April and 07 May 2024.  

Objective

The primary objective of this series of webinars is to raise awareness of the particularity of the predicted extreme heat this year and provide a platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing among meteorological agencies, public health services, disaster managers, researchers and humanitarian actors to enhance preparedness and response efforts.  

Key Themes

1. Extreme heat trends in the Sahel and outlook for the 2024 Heat Season: An overview of observed and projected trends in temperatures/heat waves in the Sahel region, insights from global climate drivers and forecasts for the April-June 2024 season. 2. Impacts on Public Health and relevant sectors: Review of the state of the research on the impacts of Sahelian extreme heat events, including health impacts on vulnerable populations, impacts on livelihood, water and energy. The availability and access of data across different sectors will be discussed. 3. Preparedness and Response Strategies: Best practices on extreme heat risk management in the Sahel and elsewhere, including early warning early action systems, heat wave action plans, and community outreach initiatives and the role of government and humanitarian organisations.  

Language

The sessions will be in French and English and livestream translation will be provided.

Health & Equity in Action-Climate Solutions Summit

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Rochester, NY

Climate Solutions Accelerator

Apr 19, 2024 - Apr 20, 2024

Advancing health and equity in the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region.

Discover how climate solutions aren’t just a necessity but an opportunity to create a healthier, more equitable future for the Genesee-Finger Lakes region.

  • How does climate change impact our health today, and what are the projected implications for the future? How can community resilience address these challenges?
  • What is the relationship between climate change and social determinants of health?
  • What role does the healthcare industry play in alleviating the impacts of climate change on public health?
  • How can equitable climate solutions improve health outcomes and quality of life for local residents?

United States National Integrated Heat Health Information System

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Online

National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS)

Apr 16, 2024 - Apr 18, 2024

The 3rd annual NIHHIS National meeting aims to bring together multiple stakeholders (federal agencies, state and local government, private and public partners, community leaders) to discuss heat and health with the goal of reducing risk on multiple timescales and geographic scales. This meeting is focused on engaging communities and developing a shared vision for community heat resilience. The three themes of the meeting include: Defining the Problem of Heat; Personal Exposure to Heat; and Community Action and Response to Heat.

EGU General Assembly 2024

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Vienna & Online

European Geosciences Union

Apr 14, 2024 - Jan 19, 2024

The EGU General Assembly 2024 brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

Extreme heat: processes, impacts, physiological responses and adaptation

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Vienna & Online

European Geosciences

Apr 14, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024

Heat extremes are already one of the deadliest meteorological events and they are projected to increase in intensity and frequency due to rising CO2 emissions. Also, vulnerability and exposure of the events are likely to change, yet have to be assessed at a very local scale. The resulting risks of extreme heat events to society may increase dramatically with large regional differences, and society will need to adapt locally if the worst impacts are to be avoided. This session therefore welcomes a broad range of new research addressing the challenge of extreme heat and its impacts, with studies focusing on the Global South particularly welcome. Suitable contributions may: (i) assess definitions, the drivers and underlying processes of extreme heat in observations and/or models; (ii) explore the diverse socio-economic impacts of extreme heat events including vulnerability and exposure for example, on aspects relating to human health, economic productivity, or biodiversity; (iii) address forecasting and monitoring of extreme heat at seasonal to sub-seasonal time scales; (iv) focus on societal adaptation to extreme heat, including the implementation of anticipatory action, heat-health early warning systems, and effective heat adaptation and management solutions; (v) introduce transdisciplinary research frameworks to assess societal relevant heat extremes and their impacts.

Launch of the MJA-Lancet Countdown 2023 Report

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Online & Sydney

The Heat and Health Research Incubator

Apr 9, 2024

The 2023 report of the MJA–Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change draws on the expertise of 15 institutions from Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam to provide the most up to date assessment of climate and health in Australia. Join us on 9 April 2024 as esteemed speakers discuss the key findings and recommendations for action. The event is hosted by the Heat and Health Research Incubator at The University of Sydney. Further exciting speakers will be announced soon.