Climate and Health

Climate change is among the most critical and urgent public health challenges we face today. Human life is inextricably linked to our ecosystem and animal health; these interactions are innumerable, playing out in our lives and our communities around the world with complex and inequitable outcomes. Addressing the current and future impacts of climate change on the health of our students and our communities is a fundamental responsibility of public health professionals and the institutions to which they belong. It is also inherent to the values of GNAPH, which has a mission to address issues of global concern related to academic public health and a vision of worldwide collaborations that improve and protect the health of people and the planet. Collectively, we can take action, helping to build resilience, train an adequately prepared public health workforce, and implement solutions to protect the health and well-being of populations globally.



On February 21, 2024, the Global Network for Academic Public Health, in collaboration with the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education, held a webinar to explore the pivotal role of public health training institutions in shaping a healthier, climate-resilient future. Climate change is an undeniable crisis with profound health impacts. The role of public health professionals is essential and public health training institutions have the critical task of equipping future professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate these complex challenges.

In this discussion, leading voices from the field discussed proactive measures public health schools can take to incorporate climate and planetary health into their curricula to ensure this generation of health professionals is equipped to prevent, prepare for, and respond to climate-related health impacts. This webinar was attended by public health professionals and educators, health policy professionals, community leaders, public health students, and climate change advocates around the world. 

Uncover the vital role of public health professionals in tackling climate change and health challenges by watching the recording.