The Climate and Health Interdisciplinary Research Programme (CHIRP) at Leeds is based in the Priestly International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds. CHIRP@LEEDS is a joint collaboration across the climate and global health themes, and partners the Leeds School of Earth and Environment, and the Leeds Institute for Health Sciences, including the Nuffield Centre for Global Health and Development. Led by Professor Lea Berrang-Ford, the programme integrates interdisciplinary expertise across Leeds faculties, including strengths in public health, epidemiology, medicine, engineering, climate science, nutrition, and geography.
Jolene Labbé attended the Ouranos Symposium in Quebec City December 4th and 5th. Ouranos is a consortium on regional climatology and adaptation to climate change (www.ouranos.ca). The symposium is geared towards sharing knowledge between government and researchers and is held in French. At the symposium Jolene presented a poster on her IHACC research on vulnerability of Bakiga health to climate change in Uganda and adaptive capacity (Poster title: Comment les changements climatiques affectent-ils la santé d’une communauté rurale en Ouganda?).
IHACC researchers presented at the official COP20 side event, co-organized by the Tebtebba, the Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education, and McGill University, on community-based adaptation, monitoring and information systems, as well as health impacts in indigenous peoples’ communities.
Speakers: Kimaren Ole Riamit (ILEPA, Kenya); Tarcila Rivera Zea (Chirapaq, Peru); Dr. Alejandro Llanos (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia); Dr. Shwaib Lwasa (Makerere); Dr. James Ford (McGill Univeristy); Michelle Maillet (McGill University); Grace Balawag (Tebtebba).