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Enhancing Belmont Research Action to support EU policy making on climate change and health

Project description

Assisting EU policy on climate change and its health effects

With climate change becoming an ever-increasing concern for people around the world, countries and organisations have started taking action by introducing either new laws or policies. To initiate and introduce these laws and policies, countries need help from specialists in fields that include climate change and health research to combat the problem in the most efficient way possible while also not causing more problems. Unfortunately, the process by which this is done can be complicated and time-consuming. The EU-funded ENBEL project aims to make this process easier by bringing together a group of experts in the field of climate change and health research who will assist in EU policymaking.


ENBEL will support EU policy making by bringing together leaders in climate change and health research. We do so by coordinating a network of major international health and climate research projects under the Belmont Forum’s Collaborative Research Action (CRA), Societal Challenge 1 and 5 of EU’s Horizon 2020, and other national and international funding schemes. The network will develop evidence syntheses and co-produce with stakeholders a series of tailor-made knowledge products. The project will engage with EU policy advisors to translate science into policies that help shape low-carbon economies and build climate resilience in member countries while supporting EU diplomacy and development strategies.
The overall concept of ENBEL is a bottom-up approach to networking and cooperation across the often separate worlds of climate and health research communities. This can have major impacts on knowledge production and policies. ENBEL brings together a consortium whose work generates actionable knowledge on how climate change-health risks will develop under global warming, what are the social costs and effective, cost-efficient and equitable mitigation and adaptation strategies. ENBEL focuses on three major climate change related health hazards: environmental and occupational heat, air pollution (particularly from wildfires) and climate-sensitive infectious diseases, with specific attention given to high risk groups and populations within Europe, and in Africa/Asia-Pacific region. ENBEL will support a knowledge management platform of EU funded research on climate change and health is two ways: A) build and manage a web-based knowledge platform of health impact of climate change by using innovative tools such as video, photos, maps and infographics; B) connect to existing and recognised knowledge platforms.Through our partners in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC), ENBEL will support, strengthen and establish channels for collaboration and capacity-building in LMIC.

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Net EU contribution
€ 692 300,00
0349 Oslo

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Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 692 300,00

Participants (16)