Health and Climate Change: science calls for global action



Climate changes affect social and environmental health determinants such as clean air, ecosystems health, safe drinking water and safe sufficient food. Globally, people at greatest risk of adverse health effects associated with climate change include children, the elderly and other vulnerable groups. Temperature-related death and illness, extreme events, polluted or stressed ecosystems represent relevant issues raising concern for both health and economic consequences. The aim of the Symposium was to promote an inter-sectoral and multidisciplinary approach to estimate, and to prevent, climate change-related events as well as to call the authorities to put in place measures to reduce adverse health effects.

At the end of the Symposium the Rome International Charter on Health and Climate Change was presented. It includes a series of actions and recommendations, discussed and shared by all the participants, intended to inform policy makers and all the stakeholders involved in the management of climate changes.

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Walter Ricciardi

Stefania Marcheggiani - ISS

Camilla Puccinelli

Mario Carere

Tonino Sofia

Fabiola Giuliano

Eugenia Dogliotti

Laura Mancini

Umberto Agrimi

Enrico Alleva

Luca Busani

Paola De Castro

Simona Gaudi

Paola Michelozzi

Giovanni Rezza

Emanuela Testai

Stefano Vella

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Ricciardi, W., Marcheggiani, S., Puccinelli, C., Carere, M., Sofia, T., Giuliano, F., … Vella, S. (2019). Health and Climate Change: science calls for global action. Annali dell’Istituto Superiore Di Sanità, 55(4), 323–329. Retrieved from
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