Climate Change and Health Academy Programme Final Seminar

14 December 2023
Place Hotel Marski by Scandic (Helsinki)
Registration Registration is open

At the Climate Change and Health Academy Programme (CLIHE) final seminar the CLIHE research projects present their research results. In addition, Professor Richard Kock will give a keynote speech. The event is intended for CLIHE researchers and other scientific community, representatives of stakeholders, decision makers, officials and the media, as well as other interested parties.


Chairperson:    Programme Manager Mikko Ylikangas

9:30–10:00         Registration and coffee

Opening words: Professor Jussi Kukkonen, CLIHE Steering Committee Chairperson

Keynote speech: Climate change and pathogens - likely scenarios. Retired Professor Richard Kock (Royal Veterinary College, University of London)

10:45-11:00      Break

11:00–12:00   Project presentations, session I (15 min. each):

  • Health, risk and climate change: understanding links between exposure, hazards and vulnerability across spatial and temporal scales
  • Heat and health in the changing climate
  • DISEASE-ON-WINGS: The effect of climate change on dynamics of zoonoses in migratory birds and bats across Europe
  • Climate change and Health: Adapting to Mental, Physical and Societal challenges

12:00–13:00    Lunch

13:00–14:15   Project presentations, session II (15 min. each):

  • Aeroallergens and immunological preparedness for future climate scenarios: implications for public health promotion
  • Vector-borne diseases and climate change in Finland: mapping, modelling, mitigation
  • Effect of climate change on building design and indoor health
  •  Arctic Community Resilience to Boreal Environmental Change: Assessing Risks from Fire and Disease
  • The Pollination of Nepal's Micronutrient-rich Crops in a Changing Climate (Micro-Poll)

14:15–14:45 Coffee break

14:45–15:45 Project presentations, session III (15 min. each):

  • Health Effects and Associated Socio-economic Costs of Increasing Temperatures and Wildfires - A Global Assessment (HEATCOST)
  • CCC-Catapult (Challenging the Climate Crisis: Children’s Agency to Tackle Policy Underpinned by Learning for Transformation)
  • An approach for innovative Climate Learning, Evaluation and Action in Neighbourhoods – CLEAN cultures
  • Solidarity in climate change adaptation policies: towards more socio-spatial justice in the face of multiple risks

15:45–16:15 Discussion

 16:15 Closing words

More information:

  • Mikko Ylikangas, Programme Manager, tel. +358 295 335 143
  • Sanna Hytönen, Coordinator, tel. +358 295 335 032

Our email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname(at)

Do you have questions or feedback for us?