From: Universita ca Foscari Venezia
Published November 6, 2017 10:08 AM

G7 on Health, Science Suggests Global Action to Reduce the Impact of Climate on Health

Decisions that will be taken at the G7 Ministerial Meeting on Health that will be open by Minister Beatrice Lorenzin tomorrow in Milan have followed an intense dialogue with the international scientific community on the most efficient strategies to be adopted to deal with the impact of climate changes on health on a global scale in the near future.

Since January 2017 and the beginning of preparatory works, the Italian Ministry of Health welcomed a team of researchers from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice coordinated by professor Stefano Campostrini, in collaboration with Foresight, an interdepartmental project of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Cnr). Together they designed a questionnaire that was sent out to experts around the world, especially to G7 countries and countries that are particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change to identify the most urgent global measures to be adopted by the G7 Nations as well as the most vulnerable countries to climate change.

Reducing emissions and reinforcing surveillance systems were identified by scientists as two of the most urgent global measures to be adopted.

The change of frequency of extreme events such as heat waves, heavy rains and droughts has direct effects on the health of human beings and animals. Spikes in mortality were registered in more fragile and vulnerable populations. The impacts of the environment have indirect effects on animal and human health conditions, by altering living and working environments.

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