Climate change, health and social inequalities in cities. The Turin case study


CMCC Webinar
March 29, 2022 | h 12:30 – 01:30 pm CET

Speaker: Marta Ellena, CMCC Foundation and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Moderator: Margaretha Breil, CMCC Foundation and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

Due to the large concentration of population, economic activities, transport and energy infrastructures, cities are vulnerable to many climate change impacts. The new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “Climate change 2022: impacts, vulnerability and adaptation” emphasizes how in the last years “sanitation has been compromised by extreme and slow-onset events, resulting in impacts to citizens’ wellbeing”, with more implications “amongst the economically and socially marginalized urban residents”. In this webinar, we will discuss the different impacts of climate change in relation to the health sector, focusing on the vicious cycle of social inequalities among different groups of urban residents. A deeper analysis on how this is reflected at the urban scale will be provided through the discussion of a research on the temperature-mortality relationship over the city of Turin (Italy) developed by the speaker during her PhD Programme.
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