Video lecture series on climate change and health

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More frequent hot weather days due to climate change are also a strain on people's health.
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How do climate change and environmental degradation affect human health? What can people in the health professions do to promote climate protection and adaptation to climate change? This and much more is covered by experts in 15 video lectures, many of which are recorded online. UBA provided support for the lecture series from the funding programme for associations (Verbändeförderung).

A total of 15 mostly English lectures of 90 minutes each were held in two rounds of the Planetary Health Academy lecture series set up by the German Climate Change and Health Alliance e.V. (KLUG) from May 2020 to February 2021. The lecture series was aimed at trainees, people working in the health professions and other interested parties. It is part of a project focused on climate change and health in the context of education for transformative action, for which the German Environment Agency (UBA) and the Federal Ministry for Environment (BMU) provided funding under the grant programme for associations. The aim of the project, which ended in February 2021, was to develop and implement learning objectives and educational formats in health profession training programmes to promote transformative action in the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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