The aim of this programme is to improve understanding of the pathways between climate, environment and health so that we can better protect and promote human health and wellbeing in the face of climate challenges.
This funding opportunity aims to improve understanding of the pathways between climate, environment and health to protect and promote human health and wellbeing in the face of climate challenges.
Multilateral, inter and transdisciplinary research projects will:
- investigate where significant uncertainties exist that are barriers to action
- address complex climate, ecosystem and health pathways to determine processes underlying causal links
- foster the use of scientific information and climate-related decision support tools to better inform planning and enhance resilience.
The funding opportunity prioritises the following themes of research as those presenting significant climate risks to health with opportunities to protect and promote health:
- food systems and nutrition – changes in climate and associated water availability or scarcity impact the quality and quantity of food from land and the oceans
- heat and health – chronic exposure to heat and humidity (beyond episodic heatwaves) leads to impacts on behavioural, physical and mental health and mortality
- climate-sensitive infectious diseases – climate and changes in the way we use land and the oceans can accelerate biodiversity loss and lead to changes in the distribution and incidence of a range of infectious diseases and emergence of novel pathogens.