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Policy Implication of Health Impacts of Climate Change in Hong Kong - What’s Next?

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Policy Implication of Health Impacts of Climate Change in Hong Kong - What’s Next?

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"Highlights of Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response 2018"

 

About this webcast

The Annual Conference on Disaster Preparedness and Response (ACDPR) 2018:“Emerging Challenges and Opportunities Ahead”, was organised on the 13th January 2018 by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute (HKJCDPRI). 

This third Annual Conference of the ACDPR series aimed to bring about insights into innovative and practical solutions for tackling emerging disaster risks, especially in a context of and perspectives from metropolitan cities as where we are living in. 

The HKJCDPRI would like to share with you some highlights of the conference in webcasts.

What you will hear

Climate change is one of the main global environmental changes which the world is experiencing in the 21st century. Urban communities are vulnerable to climate impact for its high density based living arrangements and its heavy reliance on life-line infrastructures for basic survival needs. Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) in its policy brief entitled “Policy Implication of Health Impacts of Climate Change in Hong Kong” examines and discusses the human health impacts of climate change in Hong Kong, and presents key recommendations to support resilience building for the health challenges posed by climate change for the decades to come. It's time to think about the next step.

 

Health threats brought about by extreme weather / climate disasters are expected to increase in frequency and intensity. Local researches already indicated direct relationship between elevated temperatures and higher mortality and morbidity rates, and the harmful effects of worsening air quality on respiratory and cardiovascular health following climate change. Hong Kong must implement effective public health protection measures and conduct an overall technical review of the climate readiness of its health system, without losing sight of the non-health measures, in particular those related to building and urban design.

Target Audience

Target audience will be professionals as well as individuals and organisations from both the public and private sectors involved in disaster preparedness, emergency response, public health emergency preparedness and response and community-based disaster preparedness.
 

Effective Date 
23 Jan 2018

Level 
Intermediate
Length 
40 min
Subject 
Climate Change
Institution 
Language 
English
Video Transcripts 
English
Certificate will be rewarded upon completing the course.
Available for CME / CPD Accreditations, please refer to detailed course information for details.
This is free course
HKJCDPRI

Ms Heidi Hung

Graduate Fellow, Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response, The Chinese University of Hong Kong​