National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Human Health - First edition

Media type: 
National Adaptation Research Plans (NARP)
Author/s: 
Anthony McMichael (Chair)
Haylee J Weaver
Helen Berry
Paul J Beggs
Bart Currie
John Higgins
Brian Kelly
Jan McDonald
Shilu Tong
Institution/s: 
Australian National University
Macquarie University
Menzies School of Health Research
Department of Climate Change
University of Newcastle
Griffith University
Queensland University of Technology
State: 
Queensland
Year: 
2009

NCCARF developed a National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Human Health in 2009 to identify research required to provide decision makers within government, industry and communities with the information they need to effectively respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change on human health.

This NARP was updated in 2012 to reflect the contribution of new research to practitioner knowledge needs, as well as the evolving requirements of practitioners.

Climate change poses direct and indirect risks to human health. Direct risks include physical injury and deaths arising from extreme events such as bushfires, floods and heat waves. Indirect risks include geographic shifts in the range of infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, and mental and physical health consequences from social and economic disruption and dislocation due to prolonged drought.

Please cite this publication as:
McMichael, A, Weaver, HJ, Berry, H, Beggs, P, Currie, B, Higgins, J, Kelly, B, McDonald, J & Tong, S 2009, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Human Health, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 64pp.

Related publications

Update Report 2012: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Human Health

Implementation Plan for Climate Change Adaptation Research: Human Health 2012

Summary: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Human Health - First edition

View the full suite of Human Health NARP projects here.

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