Under rubriken Whole Earth genomförs fem seminarier under vårterminen med koppling till klimatförändringar och global hälsa. Utrikespolitiska föreningen vid Umeå universitet bjuder nu in till det andra seminariet, som äger rum 30 mars.
A changed climate means new cross-border challenges for the society as well as public health. To face global threats and challenges, different scientists join forces in transdisciplinary collaborations, such as for instance the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The IPCC's task is to compile research and prepare the base for global and local policies concerning adaption. Umeå University is one of the most active institutions when it comes to research within the field of climate change and global health. Many researchers from Umeå University have been working with the latest report of the IPCC's Working Group II which covers impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in relation to climate change.
Joacim Rocklöv, one of these scientists, is head of the group working with climate change and health at the Institution of Epidemiology and Global Health at Umeå University. Maria Nilsson is another scientist in this group and is also part of the ongoing Lancet Commission on climate change and health.
This is one of five lectures this spring on the topic climate change and part of a greater project called Whole Earth?, which in Umeå will end up in a conference on September 18th. Find out more about the project and how to get involved at upfu.org or facebook.com/umeainwholeearth