Climate change will have a huge impact on population health outcomes in terms of morbidity, mortality, and disability.
Via direct and indirect impacts, the economic cost of climate change on human health will be substantial globally.
To date, research has addressed the economic cost associated with the health impact of climate change remains fragmented and focuses on single country analysis.
Develop an internally consistent summary measure of the economic burden of climate change regarding morbidity, disability, and mortality for physical and mental conditions.
Think about direct and indirect climate burdens, for example:
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PI, Prof. Chrysi Laspidou, University of Thessaly
PI, Prof. Koundouri, Athens University of Economics and Business
PI, Dr. Ebun Akinsete, “Athena” Research and Innovation Center
PI, Martin Drews, Technical University of Denmark
PI, Prof. Ralf Ludwig, LMU Munich