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Mortality Risk Attributable to Thermal Discomfort Indicators with Implications of Climate Change

Project description

Impact of climate change on mortality risk

Human thermoregulation is not just a result of ambient temperature but also other environmental parameters like humidity, radiant temperature and wind. Correctly determining the relationship between mortality and the surrounding environment is important for assessing the impact of climate on health and understanding the effect on health services, labour productivity and the wider economy. The EU-funded MORDIC project will attribute mortality risk to multiple thermal stressors not previously examined in epidemiology and climate-health impacts studies. Researchers will use an ensemble of thermal discomfort indicators, under both present and future socio-economic/climate scenarios, to improve data and modelling, increase understanding of thermal exposure on the population, inform urban planning and healthcare services and assist in government-initiated National Adaptation Programmes.

Coordinator

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
United Kingdom

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00