Research project Climate change is a potent risk to health and wellbeing globally. Countries like Indonesia and Vietnam are going to be severely challenged by floods, droughts, cyclones, coastal floods, heat waves, water shortage and reduced food production with potentially severe short and long-term health risks.
In an international perspective, evidence exists that describe how poor health and fatalities relate to climate directly and indirectly. However, on a local level in low- and middle- income countries like Indonesia and Vietnam the evidence of climate change health impacts on communities is limited or totally lacking. Consequently, the current understanding of potential health consequences due to climate change is low among decision makers and health professionals and there is a prominent lack of experts who can support and guide adaptation initiatives and translation of research into policies in these countries. The proposed project focuses on generating local evidence of climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation and response strategies in Vietnam and Indonesia and to build local capacity through a collaborative north-south initiative.
Finansår , 2014
huvudman: Joacim Rocklöv, finansiar: , y2014: 750,