From 8-10 June, the International Institute for Climate and Society organised and hosted the Health and Climate Colloquium. The purpose of the event was to help build a global community of health practitioners and policymakers that can use climate information as a means to support health delivery and improved outcomes in the context of a changing climate, with a focus on infectious diseases, nutrition and the public health outcomes of meteorological disasters. Attending the event were experts from research institutions, government, UN agencies, development and humanitarian organisations.The meeting was sponsored by the following bodies: the WHO, including WHO-TDR; the World Meteorological Organization; the Global Framework for Climate Services; the World Bank Group; the Nordic Development Fund; the International Development Research Centre; the CGIAR research programs on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health; and the Earth Institute.
The researchers from the TDR/IDRC research projects shared their research at the colloquium through a number of posters and presentations.
Members from WHO-TDR and the TDR/IDRC research projects in Palisades, New York. Photo: Thierry Baldet