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Tuesday, May 5 • 09:00 - 16:00
Sustainable living and Health; environmental aspects at housing, neighbourhood, workplace and societal levels in shaping the health of population

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While climate change may bring some localized benefits, such as fewer winter deaths in temperate climates and increased food production in certain areas, it has successfully failed the population health in overall. Climate change affects social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter and poses a serious threat to sustainable urban development, placing many cities at risk. As a results, local authorities face the challenge of finding ways to include adaptation strategies into their work, although related knowledge and competencies are scarce and fragmented.

In the context where ill-health is not normally distributed but inextricably linked to disadvantaged households and societies, this workshop intends to address and promote aspects related to housing equity (in terms of housing structure, inside- and outside-air pollution, household density and source of vulnerability to ill-health), neighbouring environment (in terms of safety, geo-location in relation to blue and green areas, traffic system), workplaces (work and heat, chronic diseases, maternal and neonatal outcomes) as well as climate change and SES class as a threat of infectious diseases (e.g. chikungunya and dengue), both in EU and African context.
A one-day session to accommodate a series of presentation and workshops to guide future priorities in research and action plan. The final session will be a focused-meeting to develop new research areas by defining some corresponding research groups (from both countries) and ending with an “early draft” of a theme and grant application plan.

Maximum number of participants: 40
Keywords: climate change; sustainability; urbanization; workplace; societal and environmental; population health
Contact details: Laith Hussain-Alkhateeb, laith.hussain@gu.se
Kristina Jakobsson, kristina.jakobsson@amm.gu.se
Venue: Wallenberg Conference Centre, Medicinaregatan 20, 413 90 Göteborg
Additional Themes: 1, 3, 4, 5

Tuesday May 5, 2020 09:00 - 16:00
University of Gothenburg