Accessibility statement

Public perceptions of the health risks of climate change and priorities for action

Climate change is placing the health of current and future populations at risk. Bringing together public health and climate action is integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, an integration recognised in the single Departmental Plans. Urgent action is needed by national government and local communities to manage, mitigate and adapt to these risks. Such action requires public support, including public support for lifestyle changes and investment in public health infrastructure. However, little is known about people’s perceptions of the health risks of climate change or about their priorities and preferences for actions to address these risks.

This project aims (i) to provide evidence on people’s perceptions of the health risks of climate change and their priorities for action and, thereby, (ii) to help to inform national policies and local action plans to reduce climate-change related risks to health

If you live in England and are interested in taking part in an interview for the study, please see the Climate change and health study flyer (PDF , 184kb) for more information.

Link to NIHR project page

Funding

Funder: NIHR Public Health Policy Research Unit
Start Date:  April 2020
Expiry Date:  March 2022

Members

Internal staff

External partners

Public Health and Society Research in the Department of Health Sciences