Guidelines for Modeling and Reporting Health Effects of Climate Change Mitigation Actions
Jeremy J Hess, Nikhil Ranadive, Chris Boyer, Lukasz Aleksandrowicz, Susan C Anenberg, Kristin Aunan, Kristine Belesova, Michelle L Bell, Sam Bickersteth, Kathryn Bowen, Marci Burden, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Elizabeth Carlton, Gueladio Cisse, Francois Cohen, Hancheng Dai, Alan David Dangour, Purnamita Dasgupta, Howard Frumkin, Peng Gong Show all
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES | US DEPT HEALTH HUMAN SCIENCES PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Modeling suggests that climate change mitigation actions can have substantial human health benefits that accrue quickly and locally. Documenting the benefits can help drive more ambitious and health-protective climate change mitigation actions; however, documenting the adverse health effects can help to avoid them. Estimating the health effects of mitigation (HEM) actions can help policy makers prioritize investments based not only on mitigation potential but also on expected health benefits. To date, however, the wide range of incompatible approaches taken to developing and reporting HEM estimates has limited their comparability and usefulness to policymakers. OBJECTIVE: The obj..View full abstract
This work was funded by the Our Planet, Our Health Program at Wellcome Trust. The authors thank our collaborators at Wellcome Trust and the WHO for their support in convening the workshop that culminated in this manuscript.