The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health


In an increasingly more volatile and connected world, development can no longer be measured by economic growth alone and must consider the human impact on the planet’s environment and its feedbacks on society. For the first time, the United Nations’ Human Development report has shown a decline in the global Human Development Index — in part caused by the COVID-19 pandemic but also due to climate change.

Hear from the report’s Director, Pedro Conceição, and from academics in China and the US using new methods to measure the local impacts of rising temperatures and creating big data to track air pollution as they discuss how to reduce the impact of climate change on human health.

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