Protecting Public Health in a Changing Climate: A Primer for City, Local, and Regional Action
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assignment Niveau : Introductif
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timer 15 heures de cours

En résumé

This course is an introduction to the multiple ways our changing climate affects global population health, and to promising policy and practice responses. More intense storms, heatwaves, and rising seas mean many, particularly the most vulnerable, now face growing risks of weather-related injury, illness, mental stress and even death. Because people care deeply about health outcomes, public health has great potential to convey the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to a warmer, more unpredictable climate. The main message of the course is that public health must therefore “lean in” and become a more central player in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Because climate-related health risks happen mainly at the local level, the course focuses on cities – increasingly key players in climate change policy. Starting with an overview of the science consensus suggesting we have 10-20 years to prevent risks associated with exceeding 1.5°C of global warming and put in place adaptive policies, the course provides interactive lectures, expert interviews and case studies that build practical knowledge. In the final assignment, participants apply course tools and strategies to a city of their choice, preparing them to contribute to climate mitigation and building health resiliency in their own local context.

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Les intervenants

Mary A. Fox, PhD MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management

Mary C. Sheehan, PhD MPH
Associate Faculty
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Thomas A. Burke, PhD MPH
Jacob I and Irene B. Fabrikant Professor and Chair in Health Risk and Society
Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Johns Hopkins University
The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world.
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