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Postdoctoral Researcher – Urbane: Urban Numerical Weather Prediction Expedited

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Whiteknights Reading UK

University of Reading

Feb 26, 2024

This role is funded by the research programme on Advancing the Frontiers of Earth System Prediction (AFESP) - a £30 million 15-year investment by the University of Reading, in partnership with the European Centre for Medium-Range Forecasts (ECMWF), the UK Met Office and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. AFESP will deliver sustained investments to tackle some of the far-term (10–15 year) and difficult (high-risk, high-reward) research challenges in global Earth System prediction. URBANE contributes to the overall goals of the AFESP programme, primarily in the theme of Challenges and opportunities in simulating the Earth System at the kilometre-scale.

Designing Health Systems Resilience: Surviving The Present, Ensuring The Future

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New York, U.S

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)

Feb 26, 2024

Join us on February 26th at NYAM for a full-day symposium addressing the critical challenges our healthcare and public health systems face in the wake of COVID-19 and the escalating climate change crisis. This session is a call to action to collaboratively reimagine health to better support our systems, workforce, and communities.

UNEA-6 – The Urban Environment: Cooling Cities and Buildings

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Nairobi, Kenya

UNEP Cities Unit, Cool Coalition, Global ABC & Generation Restoration

Feb 27, 2024

Cities are experiencing extreme temperature increases at twice the global average rate due to the climate change exacerbated by the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE). Over 800 million urban residents globally are at high risk of adverse health effects, some of losing their lives due to a lack of access to sustainable solutions to keep buildings and neighbourhoods cool and adequate for living. Ensuring cool indoor and outdoor environment is therefore indispensable to healthy urban life. However, high and increasing energy consumption for space cooling leads to higher GHG emissions. To address this, passive cooling - a practice of using non-mechanical technology, design elements, and nature-based solutions to keep buildings and cities cool without using energy - is a fundamental solution.

The links between climate change and mental health: What do we know and what needs to be done about it?

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Grantham Boardroom, The Grantham Institute

Imperial College of London

Feb 29, 2024

Join us on 29 February at 12pm, at the Grantham Institute Boardroom, South Kensington (see Grantham Institute map) or online, as part of Sustainability Fortnight, to hear from our Climate Cares panellists and to discuss the mental health impacts of the climate crisis and the solutions that can create a world better for our climate and our minds. 

 

Webinar on Homelessness and Heat: NIHHIS Overlooked and Overburdened Series

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Online

NIHHIS

Feb 29, 2024

On February 29th, the National Integrated Health Information System (NIHHIS) will continue its Overlooked and Overburdened Webinar Series, which focuses on populations that are disproportionately at risk of heat illness or death but often overlooked in treatment and resilience strategies. Each session provides a deep background level of understanding on the group and what mechanisms contribute to their heightened risk, as well as solutions to address those mechanisms.

 

This session of the series will focus on extreme heat and homelessness. Speakers from federal agencies, city groups, and community organizations will discuss topics such as the current state of homelessness in the U.S., reasons people experiencing homelessness are at risk of heat-related illness and death, and strategies communities have used to better support this population during heat events. There will be time for Q&A, and resources will be shared to help address heat risk in these groups.

 

The event will take place on Thursday, 2/29 from 3:00-4:30 pm EST. An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be available for translation throughout the webinar.

2024 Connecticut Symposium on Climate Change and Health: Preparing for a healthy Connecticut in the face of climate change

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Online

Yale Center on Climate Change and Health & Connecticut Department of Public Health

Mar 6, 2024

Climate change poses an urgent challenge and opportunity for public health preparedness in Connecticut and around the world. Faced with growing climate-related health risks from heat, extreme events, vector-borne diseases, and air pollution, Connecticut is taking action to ensure all residents are safe, healthy, and resilient in a changing climate. Join the inaugural Connecticut Symposium on Climate Change and Health to learn about the health impacts of climate change in Connecticut and how the state is rising to the challenge through evidence-based initiatives, strategic partnerships, and multisectoral collaboration – and how you can get involved. Presenters will include representatives of the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Yale Center on Climate Change and Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact with the presenters. The agenda will be posted here by late February.

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NASA Funding Opportunity – Supporting Climate Resilient Communities

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Online

NASA

Feb 23, 2024

The NASA Earth Science Division (ESD) solicits proposals that support communities in building their resilience to climate impacts through the application of NASA Earth observations. The focus of proposals must be on informing decisions that enhance community-level resilience to episodic and chronic climate stressors. Projects may be up to 3 years, and it is anticipated that 7-9 awards will be made with a total yearly budget of $2M. This call for proposals aims to increase the use of NASA Earth observations to support community resilience, expand the communities of practice who use NASA Earth observations to develop climate-informed community resilience decisions, demonstrate the value of using NASA Earth observations to prepare for and respond to climate change, and inform NASA’s future strategic engagement and activities on climate resilience. Proposals must engage communities in advancing climate-informed decisions that enhance their resilience to the impacts of climate change and involve organizations that assist in knowledge sharing between scientists and decision makers.

Biomedical and biotechnical innovations in climate change and human health

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Online

Wellcome

Feb 19, 2024

Given the growing awareness of the negative impacts of extreme heat on human physical and mental health, Wellcome has initiated funding to help increase knowledge of these impacts and evaluate potential solutions. However, there remain gaps in our knowledge of when and why heat is so detrimental to human health and this knowledge could help us improve current interventions and identify new ones. Biomedical and biotechnical scientists (including immunologists, geneticists, engineers, biometeorologists, data scientists and others) are starting to develop innovative solutions to the impacts of extreme heat on human health but these entrepreneurial efforts are nascent and scattered. Wellcome is interested in learning where investment opportunities may lie for further innovation at this intersection. Ultimately, we are seeking to identify opportunities for protecting communities from extreme heat through biomedical and biotechnological innovation. For example, risk indicators, diagnostics and protective measures.

Research Perspectives on the Health Impacts of Climate Change

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Brussels, Belgium

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

Feb 19, 2024

This high-level conference will bring together researchers, policymakers and relevant stakeholders to reflect on the research needs in the field of climate change and human health.

Climate change and urban health: opportunities for research and action

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Online

Yale School of Public Health

Feb 19, 2024

Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PHD, MPH, is Director of the Urban Health Collaborative and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology at the Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University. From 2014 to 2023 she was the Dana and David Dornsife Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health. Originally trained as a pediatrician in her native Buenos Aires, she completed public health training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Diez Roux is internationally known for her research on the social determinants of population health and the study of how neighborhood physical and social environments affect health. Her research areas include social epidemiology and health disparities, psychosocial factors, social environment-gene interactions, environmental health effects, urban health, and the use of multilevel methods and complex systems approaches in population health. She has led large NIH and foundation funded research and training programs in the United States and in collaboration with various institutions in Latin America and is currently Principal Investigator of the Wellcome Trust-funded SALURBAL (Salud Urbana en América Latina/Urban Health in Latin America Study) study and the NIH-funded Drexel Center on Climate Change and Urban Health (CCUH).

Conference for Advancing Participatory Sciences Poster Submissions

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Online

Association for Advancing Participatory Sciences

Feb 14, 2024

Call for 2024 Presentations is Open through Feb. 14​

Lightning talks and discussions around rich media online posters are the centerpiece of this event and the format for you to share your work. There will be live poster discussion sessions each day of the conference that will provide an opportunity for extended conversations between poster presenters and attendees as well as asynchronous engagement via a virtual event space.

2024 Annual Meeting: From the Clinic to the Capitol

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Washington, DC. & Online

The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health

Feb 11, 2024 - Feb 12, 2024

The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health will host the 2024 Annual Meeting: From the Clinic to the Capitol in person and virtually on February 11-12, 2024, with in-person visits to Congress on February 13. In this pivotal year for climate action, we’ve invited over 10 climate and health organizations to join us in planning as we build a powerful, collective health professional movement for change. Early bird pricing for in-person registration and discounts for Consortium members are available. We are excited to be joined by featured speakers Mustafa Santiago Ali, Executive Vice President of Conservation & Justice for the National Wildlife Federation, and Julia Olson, Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel for Our Children’s Trust and one of Time’s 100 Top Influential Climate Leaders.