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UCHAI Report

Understanding Climate and Health Associations in India (UCHAI)

National Training Workshop
Date: 22-24 September, 2015, New Delhi
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Integrating Heat Adaptation with Climate and Disaster Plans at State as well as National Level in India

Date: 25 October 2016, 16:30-17:30 (IST)
Presenters: Dr John M. Balbus, Dr Anil Kumar Gupta, Dr Peter Berry, Dr Vikas Desai, Ms Suruchi Bhadwal

This webinar featured prominent experts in climate and health policy sector to discuss this issue, and to engage the climate, public health, and public policy professionals in the discussion.
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Building the bridge between climate and public health

Date: 14 March 2016, 12:00-13:00 (IST)
Presenters: Dr Joy Shumake-Guillemot, Dr Anahit Hovsepyan, Prof. Dileep Mavalankar

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), USA, TERI, and TARU Leading Edge Private Limited co-hosted a webinar titled 'Building the Bridge between Climate and Public Health'. The webinar discussed the use of meteorological forecasts for public health early warning systems.
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Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Islands

Date: 5 June 2014, 3:00-4:00 PM (IST)
Presenters: Ms Suruchi Bhadwal

This webinar organized on the occassion of World Environment Day, discussed the physical impacts of climate change on islands along with the observed and projected changes for the future, what makes islands a hotspot for vulnerability to climate change, whether the tag of 'sinking islands' and 'climate refugees' resonate with ground perspectives and an overview of the role of 'in situ climate adaptation'.

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Title: Climate Change and Disease Dynamics in India

 Author: Dogra, Nitish and Srivastava, Sangeet (Ed.)

 Publisher: TERI (The Energy and Resource Institute)

Year of Publication:   2012

 ISBN:   9788179934128 (HB.)

 Abstract: Planetary health is today inextricably linked to population health. Climate change, an integral part of planetary health, is foremost among global environmental changes affecting human health. This mammoth challenge is characterized by the potential risk to cripple health systems worldwide and profoundly alter disease dynamics, thereby threatening the well-knit fabric as well as growth of society. Unfortunately, much of the evidence for these linkages has come largely from the developed world. By focusing on India, one of the significant developing countries of the global economy, Climate Change and Disease Dynamics in India aims to fill a crucial gap in the fields of climate science and public health. 
The book is divided into three main aspects: fundamentals, impacts and applied. By examining these aspects and more, the book seeks to explore the multitude of issues related to climate change and disease dynamics; right from the basics to the bedside to the boardroom. Each chapter reviews relevant global and India-specific evidence, and also the implication of that knowledge in programmatic terms and policy implications.

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Title: Climate Change and Human Health Scenario in South and Southeast Asia (Series: Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research)

Author: Rais, Akhtar (Ed.)

Publisher: Springer

Year of Publication:   2016

ISBN: 9783319236834 (HB.)

Abstract: This book is the first to present a regional analysis of climate change and human health, focusing on geographically and socio-economically distinct countries of South and Southeast Asia. It has a major focus on India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal and Taiwan. 
Climate change is a significant and emerging threat to human health. lt represents a range of environmental hazards and will affect populations in both the developed and developing countries. In particular, it affects the regions where the current burden of climate-sensitive diseases are high, which is the case in South and Southeast Asian countries. 

Impact of Climate Change on Vector Borne Diseases with Emphasis on Malaria
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Impact of climate change on human health in India: an overview Vinod Joon and Vaishali Jaiswal
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Conference Proceedings
The first Climate Services Forum for Health (CSF-Health) brought together health and meteorological partners from across the South Asia region to focus on how to improve the management of extreme heat events in South Asia. To know about this meeting’s proceedings, click the link below.
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Climate Change: Our greatest health threat, or our greatest opportunity for better health?

Video explains how climate change threatens human health - and why this outlook does not have to be the path we choose

The Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change

This film explores the growing link between global environmental change, psychological and mental health challenges.

Climate Change Adaptation and Health: It is time to act

The film aims to raise awareness on the urgency of adaptation measures in the health sector to increase its resilience and responsiveness to negative consequences of climate change.

Climate Change and Human Health: Impacts and Pathways to Resilience

Both top-down and bottom-up actions must be taken now to mitigate current and future health threats

Adapting to Climate Change in the Cook Islands. The Human Health Dimension

Adapting to climate change in the Cook Islands: The human health dimension by the GCCA Project of SPC.

Public Health Impacts of Climate Change in India

Recordings of seminar organised at University of Boston. Seminar focuses on the public health impacts of climate change in India.

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