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.
Malcolm Araos, Stephanie E. Austin, Lea Berrang-Ford, and James D. Ford. Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Large Cities: A Global Baseline. Int J Health Serv 0020731415621458, first published on December 24, 2015 doi:10.1177/0020731415621458
TRAC3 lab members Malcom Araos and Stephanie Austin have published a new article in the International Journal of Health Services (IJHS). Entitled "Public Health Adaptation to Climate Change in Large Cities: A Global Baseline", the authors "develop and apply systematic methods to assess the state of public health adaptation in 401 urban areas globally with more than 1 million people, creating the first global baseline for urban public health adaptation."
Initial findings are exciting and encourage further research - they found "that only 10% of the sampled urban areas report any public health adaptation initiatives."