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User-driven Health risk Assessment Services and Innovative ADAPTation options against Threats from Heatwaves, Air Pollution, Wildfire Emission and Pollen (healthRiskADAPT)

Project details

Website: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101157458

Status: Ongoing

Project period: 2024–2028

Principal: EU – Horizon Europe (EC/HEU)

Coordinating institution: NILU

Collaborators: ATMO AuRA-Federation of Approved Air Quality Monitoring Associations - Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, FRANCE, CNR - The National Research Council, ITALY, EILD - European Institute for Local Development, GREECE, ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, ITALY, FHI - Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Government agency), NORWAY, FMI - Finnish Meteorological Institute (Government agency), FINLAND, GAEL-CNRS- Grenoble Applied Economics Lab, FRANCE, HOPE - European Hospital and Healthcare Federation, BELGIUM, INCHES - International Network for Children's Health, Environment &Safety, NETHERLANDS, INSERM - The National Institute of Health and Medical Research, FRANCE, ISS - Italian National Institute of Health, ITALY, LSE - The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, LUC - Lucam B.V., NETHERLANDS, NAP - Naples city, ITALY, NEA - Norwegian Environment Agency, NORWAY, OSL - Agency for Urban Environment, city of Oslo, NORWAY, SA - SENSEAIR AB, SWEDEN, STPH - Swiss Tropical and Public Health Inst., SWITZERLAND, The Norwegian Environment Agency, TNO - Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, NETHERLANDS, UBERN - University of Bern, SWITZERLAND, UC Berkeley - University of California, Berkeley, USA, UCCRN - Urban Climate Change Research Network, ITALY, USYD - The University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA, VFA SOLUTIONS B.V., NETHERLANDS

Transformative adaptation is gaining recognition as the appropriate response to climate change as the current adaptive measures reach their limits.

In addressing health risks associated with heat waves, air pollution, wildfire emission and pollen, the implementation of comprehensive transformative adaptation remains largely unreported in Europe.

healthRiskADAPT’s objective is to develop and implement a health risk assessment system for Mediterranean, Alpine and Continental regions. Its contents and tools will be in line with Climate-ADAPT described Urban adaptation support tool. This will support empowerment of local and regional authorities to make informed decisions in strategic planning, management and daily operational mitigation of health challenges related to climate change.

healthRiskADAPT will address the fundamental causes of vulnerability and implement concrete adaptation measures aiming to mitigate the health impacts of climate change. The key details of this approach include:

1) Co-creation with users of integrated transformative adaptation options encompassing technical, nature based, and social solutions, reducing the impact of climate-related risks on human health in both indoor and outdoor environments. (SO1, SO5, SO6)

2) Vulnerability assessments, health indicators, and risk indices related to climate change impact on health, considering different temporal and spatial scales. (SO2, SO3)

3) Interactive and user-friendly toolkit for local & regional authorities to assess hazards, vulnerability, and risks specific to their regions. These toolkits will facilitate the prioritization, planning, and evaluation of adaptation options. (SO4)

healthRiskADAPT will use various communication techniques (SO7) to actively engage with all stakeholders involved in the adaptation process, and develop an upscaling strategy to meet the ambitions of the Climate mission. Furthermore, we seek to enhance the preparedness of the healthcare system to respond effectively to the challenges posed by the effects of climate change.

DOI: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101157458

Floatchart for the project HealthRiskADAPT
Floatchart for the project HealthRiskADAPT

Updated: 19.06.2024