Eight million euros for studying the connection between health and climate change

12 Dec 2019

The Academy of Finland has chosen seven research consortia (29 subprojects) to be funded in the second stage of the call for applications of the Academy Programme Climate Change and Health (CLIHE). A total of eight million euros were granted to the research consortia. The projects that received funding this round will start in January 2020.

Among other things, the projects study

  • the impact of climate change on the prevalence of diseases transmitted by migrating bats and birds in Europe,
  • health and social challenges in adapting to the climate change,
  • the connection between diseases transmitted by insects and the climate change in Finland, and
  • the connection between airborne allergens and immunological readiness in future climate scenarios.

The Academy Programme Climate Change and Health (CLIHE) aims to provide the knowledge base needed when selecting best practices for adapting to climate change. The funding period of the programme starts in 2020 and ends in the end of 2023.

The Academy of Finland funds 14 Academy Programmes in 2019. Academy programmes are science-driven, thematic and target-oriented bodies of research projects that are aimed at supporting scientific regeneration and increasing scientific and other impact. Academy Programmes support top-level multi- and interdisciplinary research, build networks among researchers and provide a platform for international research collaboration.

More information and inquiries

  • Programme Manager Tuula Aarnio, tel. +358 (0)29 533 5146, firstname.lastname(at)aka.fi
  • Programme Manager Mikko Ylikangas, tel. +358 (0)29 533 5143, firstname.lastname(at)aka.fi

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