Special Issue "Human Adaptation to Climate Change"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Interests: climate change impacts; vulnerability and adaptation; traditional knowledge; Inuit and Arctic studies; Pacific Island Region
Climate change is the “biggest global health threat of the 21st century”, a perspective supported by the US National Institutes of Health, two Lancet Commissions, and the Canadian, American, Australian, and British Medical Associations. One of the most acknowledged climate change threats is related to impacts on food systems, security, and safety. The World Health Organization estimates 250,000 deaths annually directly due to climate change by 2030, with over half attributable to food systems, security, and safety; and indirect impacts are projected to be significantly higher.
Given these challenges, communities and health systems will have to adapt. These responses may be reactive or anticipatory in relation to climate change impacts, range from building resilience to designing and implementing specific interventions to a known risk, and encompass actions at various scales from individuals and communities to governments and institutions. The importance of adaptation is increasingly being recognized among decision makers; however, few studies have examined opportunities for health adaptation intervention or evaluated how existing health policies and programs may affect vulnerability to future change. This Special Issue is open to any subject area related to adaptation to the health effects of climate change. The listed keywords suggest a few of the many possibilities.
Dr. Tristan Pearce
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Climate change
- Cumulative health impacts
- Food security
- Natural disaster
- Traditional knowledge
- Health intervention
- Public health