Lancet countdown on climate change and health
Webinar with Humboldt Professor Joacim Rocklöv, Heidelberg University.
Rocklöv defended his doctoral thesis about the effect of surrounding temperature on deaths and admission of patients at hospitals, at Umeå University in 2010. The thesis lay the foundation for what later was developed into the Swedish Meteorological Institute’s warnings for high temperatures. Rocklöv was also the first to describe the interaction between mortality in influenza in the winter time and the following season’s mortality caused by high temperatures. He has contributed to several reports from the IPCC and WHO, and is one of the coordinators of the second working group in the Lancet countdown 2030 project about climate changes and health.
Since 2021, he is a Humboldt Professor at the Heidelberg University, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, focusing on infections, climate changes and artificial intelligence.
He is also Guest Professor at Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University.
On November 30th, 13:00-14:00, he will be giving a webinar via Zoom on Climate change and health and the Lancet countdown report 2021.
Karin Broberg, Professor at Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at Lund University, will be the moderator.
The webinar is organized by the Faculty of Medicine’s Sustainable Development group and is open for everyone.