Sponsored by the National Indian Health Board, this summit is for tribes in the Southeast to learn about Zika and come together around Zika control activities.
Webinar: Lancet Countdown on Public Health and Climate Change
Thursday, December 22
1:15–2:45 p.m. EST
The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is an international, multidisciplinary research collaboration between academic institutions and practitioners across the world.
Webinar: The Future of Food: Feeding the Planet During Climate Change
Tuesday, December 13
12:30–1:30 p.m. EST
Emergency Response and Climate Change
Climate Change creates a need for preparedness and an understanding of emergency response, because in a warming climate, disaster strikes more often. With wild fires, rising sea levels and unpredictable weather patters on the rise, it is essential to have environmental health professionals equipped with the best information to work within these unprecedented conditions. Check out NEHA's course offerings to learn more about how you can be prepared.
Food Security, Food Safety and Climate Change
Climate Change has a direct impact on food safety and security. NEHA offers a variety of courses and trainings to help ensure people are ready to deal with food crises related to food safety. Additionally, the Journal of Environmental Health has a number of peer-reviewed articles pertaining to the state of food safety and climate.
Climate Change and Built Environment
Built environment is the infrastructure of cities and towns that includes transportation, roadways, buildings, and land-use. Built environment design and development can help mitigate climate change, support adaptation, and improve environment and public health. The more resilient the built environment, the less impact from climate change.
Climate Change and Clean Air and Environment
Climate change affects the air we breathe and the environment around us. It is most noticeable with air pollution—soot, smog, and toxic pollutants and includes carbon pollution, as well as methane and hydrofluorocarbons.
- EPA - Air, Climate, and Energy: Strategic Action Plan
- EPA Climate Change Information
- CalTrans Strategy: Human Beings given First Priority, Not Cars
- Hydraulic Fracturing
Climate Change and Economics
The impacts of climate change include the economy. If it is not addressed, then the cost is great—not just the financial cost, but also the environmental and social costs. Investing in sustainable, low-carbon, and resilient infrastructure will save money, preserve the environment, and provide for healthy communities.
Climate Change and Risk Communication
Risk communication is essential for a number of different public and environmental health concerns – from Zika to climate change – communication is possibly the most important step in working to help prevent the next disaster.