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.
Last December, the project 'Climate Change and Indigenous Food System, Food Security, and Food Safety (Climate Change IFS3)' was awarded CIHR's Environments and Health team grant. The project was led by our colleague Dr. Sherilee Harper, based at University of Guelph. Climate Change IFS3 will be funded for a 5-year period, and will build upon community partnerships with Inuit (Canada), Batwa (Uganda), and Shawi (Peru) populations that were established throughout IHACC's research program.
Climate Change IFS3 has 3 research pillars:
A full description of the proposed project can be found here