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The climate crisis and its health impacts report | In the news

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Francesco Tamilia

PPP report “The climate crisis and its health impacts” was launched in March 2022. Soon after the publication, the report’s findings and its recommendations were widely covered by many major national and international media outlets, as well as on Twitter.


Public Policy Projects (PPP) policy report on the intersection between climate change and health – The climate crisis and its health impacts.

Climate change and health impacts

The first four chapters of the report comprehensively address some of the most threatening health impacts of climate change, including heatwaves, infectious diseases, mental health and poor air quality. Each of the chapter analyses the relation between climate change and the given impact and, through a series of case studies, showcases best practise on how we can tackle this. The report serves not just to highlight the extent of the link between climate change and health, but also to demonstrate that there are many actions can be taken and that solutions are in our grasp to prevent and mitigate the health consequences of climate change.

In the final chapter of the report, PPP explains the rationale behind its ambitious decision to urge World Health Organization (WHO) to revise the narrow disease-specific definition of public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) to include climate change.

Media coverage of the report includes:

RTL 102.5 NEWS

PPP Policy Analyst and author of the report Francesco Tamilia was interviewed by Italian radio station RTL 102.5 NEWS – April 2022

Francesco Tamilia news interview RTL105


La Repubblica

L’italiano che da Londra lotta contro il cambiamento climatico

10th April, 2022

ITALIAN

“Se vogliamo salvare il pianeta i governi nazionali devono affrontare la crisi climatica con la stessa urgenza ed efficacia vista durante la pandemia di Covid-19. Le azioni proattive ed efficaci quando si affronta il cambiamento climatico devono essere messe all’ordine del giorno sia a livello governativo che di organizzazioni internazionali. Il cambiamento climatico e la salute sono due facce della stessa medaglia.”

Translation

“National governments must deal with the climate crisis with the same urgency and effectiveness seen during the Covid-19 pandemic. Proactive and effective actions must become the ordinary ones when tackling climate change. By taking actions on climate, such as switching to clean energy, we are also protecting people’s health. Climate change and health are two sides of the same coin.”

 

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The Independent

Climate change should be in medical school curriculum as it affects health, report says

31st March, 2022

“Climate change should be included in medical schools’ curriculums to help doctors understand how the climate emergency impacts health, a global policy report has recommended.”


British Medical Journal

Medical schools should include climate change in their curriculum, says report

30th March, 2022

“The report by Public Policy Projects,1 an independent institute that advocates global policy reform, says that despite some good progress at the COP26 conference in 2021, the health implications of the climate crisis need to be a bigger part of the climate policy agenda and will only worsen without “swift and meaningful interventions” across the board.”


BusinessGreen

Should the WHO ‘declare climate change a public health emergency’?

29th March, 2022

“The report by Public Policy Projects,1 an independent institute that advocates global policy reform, says that despite some good progress at the COP26 conference in 2021, the health implications of the climate crisis need to be a bigger part of the climate policy agenda and will only worsen without “swift and meaningful interventions” across the board.”


Environment Journal

WHO should declare climate change a public health emergency

29th March, 2022

“The World Health Organization (WHO) should consider revising the narrow disease-specific definition of public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) to include climate change, says new report by Public Policy Projects (PPP).”


Air Quality News

WHO should declare climate change a public health emergency

29th March, 2022

“The new report, chaired by Deputy Mayor of London Seb Dance, showcases the devastating impacts of climate change on people’s health.”


Econai

Why WHO should declare climate change public health emergency— Report

30th March, 2022

“A new report by Public Policy Projects (PPP) suggests that the World Health Organization (WHO) should consider revising the narrow disease-specific definition of public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) to include climate change.”

 

Follow up articles and commentary

Green Alliance

Why we have to involve health professionals in the climate debate

25th April, 2022

Green Alliance Blog


The Independent

‘Unbearable’: Blistering heat threatens lives and livelihoods in India

29th April, 2022

Independent coverage

Further Twitter coverage of the report

We are delighted to see so much engagement with our report, including from The BMJ, The Independent, Green Alliance, AirQualityNews, Environmental Journal, Climate Cares and Grantham Imperial.

What’s next for PPP

Building upon the Public Policy Projects (PPP) report The climate crisis and its health impacts, in 2022/2023 PPP will run the Global Climate & Health Coalition (GCHC) Consultations Series which will bring together the scientific and policy communities with representatives of private and public sectors to address key areas of discussion in climate change and health.

About Francesco Tamilia

Francesco Tamilia is PPP Policy Analyst who has written and authored of “The climate crisis and its health impacts” report. He has also projected managed all the activities that have contributed to the report, including interviews, webinars and roundtables.

At PPP, Francesco specialises on climate change, environment and energy transition. He is currently leading another framework on the role of carbon capture and carbon removals in the race to net zero.