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HPRU stakeholder workshop on indicators to inform progress on adaptation and surveillance of heat risks and population health

The Health Protection Research Unit in Environment Change and Health (HPRU-ECH) has been reviewing the state of play with regard to indicators of climate change and health response and preparedness and has been working to propose sets of indicators and methods for tracking the effectiveness of policy actions. 

Our workshop in May 2021 looked at a broad range of indicators of climate risks and climate action in Local Authorities. This two-day follow-up online workshop is organised to provide an in-depth review of heat-health indicators for use in adaptation assessments and public health surveillance.  

Our expert panel will discuss research on heat impact and policy action, and review indicator needs for monitoring adaptation and for public health surveillance with the goal of identifying indicators fit for purpose. 

Programme

Day 1: Tuesday 8 March, 14.00-16.00 GMT  
  • Welcome and moderation: scope and purpose of the workshop 
    • Speaker: Sari Kovats, LSHTM  
  • Indicator requirements 
    • Speakers: Brendan Freeman, Committee on Climate Change
  • Developing indicators fit for purpose indicators 
    • Speaker: Peninah Murage, LSHTM 
  • Overview of Met Office work on health indicators
    • Rosa Barciela, MET Office
  • Q&A and panel discussion
    • Moderator: Sari Kovats, LSHTM 

Break

  • Changes in heat related mortality over time 
    • Speaker: Shakoor Hajat, LSHTM 
  • Behaviour change indicators methods and framework
    • Helena Wheling, UK Health Security Agency
  • PLANET commentary
    • Sandra Jayacodi, PLANET Panel
  • Q&A and panel discussion
    • Moderator: Shakoor Hajat, LSHTM
Day 2: Wednesday 9 March, 10.00-12.00 GMT  
  • Welcome note - scope and purpose of the workshop 
    • Speaker: Giovanni Leonardi 
  • Use of indicators in the Heat Wave Plan  
    • Speaker: Agostinho Sousa, UK Health Security Agency
  • Monitoring extreme events
    • Speaker: Sari Kovats, LSHTM 
  • Public Health (real time) surveillance in France 
    • Speaker: Mathilde Pascal, Santé Publique France 
  • Q&A and panel discussion
    • Moderator: Paul Wilkinson, LSHTM

Break

  • UV radiation 
    • Speaker: Michael Higlett, UK Health Security Agency
  • Green infrastructure and heat 
    • Speaker: Angela Hands, Department of Health and Social Care
  • Indoor temperatures 
    • Speaker: Giorgos Petrou, UCL
  • Q&A and panel discussion
    • Moderator: Giovanni Leonardi, UK Health Security Agency

Joining links

Workshop Day 1: Tuesday 8 March, 14.00-16.00 GMT  

Workshop Day 2: Wednesday 9 March, 10.00-12.00 GMT

Please note that the workshop will not be recorded 

Collaborators logo - LSHTM, UCL, UK Health Security Agency, Met Office and NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Environmental Change and Health at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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