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Public health impacts in URban environments of Greenhouse gas Emissions reduction strategies

Objective

The project will examine the health impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction policies in urban settings in Europe, China and India, using case studies of 3-4 large urban centres and three smaller urban centres. Sets of realistic interventions will be proposed, tailored to local needs, to meet published abatement goals for GHG Emissions for 2020, 2030 and 2050.

Mitigation actions will be defined in four main sectors: power generation/industry, household energy, transport and food and agriculture. The chief pathways by which such measures influence health will be described, and models developed to quantify changes in health-related ‘exposures’ and health behaviours. Models will include ones relating to outdoor air pollution, indoor air quality and temperature, physical activity, dietary intake, road injury risks and selected other exposures.

Integrated quantitative models of health impacts will be based on life table methods encompassing both mortality and morbidity outcomes modelled over 20 year time horizons. Where possible, exposure-response relationships will be based on review evidence published by the Comparative Risk Assessment initiative or systematic reviews. Uncertainties in model estimates will be characterized using a mathematical framework to quantify the influence of uncertainties in both model structure and parameter estimates. Particular attention will be given to economic assessments, both in terms of behavioural choices/uptake of various forms of mitigation measure (with new surveys to address evidence gaps), and in terms of health benefits and costs calculated from societal, health service and household perspectives. A decision analysis framework will be developed to compare different mitigation options.

Experts and user groups will be consulted to define the mitigation questions to be examined, and the results will be discussed in consultative workshops scheduled for the final months of the project.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/air pollution engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 760 675
Administrative Contact
Jana Sabinovska (Ms.)

Participants (8)

Arup International Consultants (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
China
EU contribution
€ 252 000
Address
1045 Huai Hai Road 39/F-41/f, Huai Hai Plaza, (M)
200031 Shanghai
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yuan-Yuan, Stephanie Zhang (Ms.)
ASOCIACION BC3 BASQUE CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE - KLIMA ALDAKETA IKERGAI
Spain
EU contribution
€ 634 554
Address
Edificio 1 Planta 1 Parque Cientifico De Upv/ehu Barrio Sarriena
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nerea Ortiz (Mrs.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 610
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marketa Sychrovska (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 100
Address
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Eberle (Ms.)
FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
India
EU contribution
€ 153 600
Address
Hauz Khas New Delhi
110016 New Delhi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dinesh Mohan (Prof.)
PEKING UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 363 600
Address
The Summer Palace Road 5
100871 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shuyuan Liu (Ms.)
INSTITUT ZA NUKLEARNE NAUKE VINCA
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Mihajla Petrovica Alasa 12
11307 Vinca Beograd
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Zarko Stevanovic (Prof.)
University College London
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 569 193
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)