Building a Roadmap to Global Heat Health Resilience

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The event will be held in-person in London at the Houses of Parliament and will bring together organisations from across the scientific, health and policy spectrum to launch our joint consensus statement on heat and health.

Why is this consensus statement important?
Climate change is the greatest health threat facing humanity. Extreme heat periods are becoming intense, longer and more frequent. Everyone is at risk, but especially those vulnerable due to either reduced physiological capacity to cope with extreme temperatures or living and working in environments that are inappropriate for the rising temperatures.
Across the world, decision makers must adopt a human-centred approach to tackling this challenge. Our consensus statement calls on governments and agencies to recognise the challenge rising temperatures are presenting to human health across the world and the impact they have across a range of policy areas. We support the development of heat resilience strategies to focus on medium- and long-term preparation for rising heat, with coordinated activity at local, national and international levels.
Period12 Jun 2024
Event typeConference