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  • Expert Consultation on the Effects of Climate Change on Children’s Health
    View scientific presentations from this July 2014 event sponsored by the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children. Presentations discuss why children are more vulnerable to certain impacts of climate change and areas where more research is needed including air pollution, food security, waterborne illness, vectorborne disease, mental health and trauma from extreme weather events, and others.
  • Safe Access to Fuel and Energy
    An initiative of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR), the UN Foundation, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and humanitarian agencies, this new initiative aims to provide a ‘cross-sectoral approach to energy planning.’ Recognizing that access to fuel is related to health, income generation, the environment, and gender-based violence, efforts of the group will focus on building capacity, cross-sector coordination, and evidence building.
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment of the Effects of Climate Change on Selected Causes of Death, 2030s and 2050s
    A recently released report from WHO includes an update to the burden of disease due to climate change and future estimates of the annual burden of death among populations in the 2030s and 2050s.
  • U.S. Health and Human Services Climate and Health Briefing
    Hear from experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on the health impacts of climate change.