Protecting human health in a time of climate change: how Cochrane should respond

There is an urgent need to respond to climate change’s multiple intersecting impacts on human health. Health journals around the world recently published a joint call for immediate action by governments and health professionals.[1] Researchers and methodologists also have an important contribution to make, by producing and synthesizing evidence relevant to climate-health impacts. In particular, we argue that Cochrane needs to mobilize its expertise in high-quality evidence syntheses to prioritize the production of reviews needed by global decision makers. This will involve working closely with stakeholders to ensure that both topics and methods are aligned to the task of strengthening health resilience to oncoming climate shocks.

Other Areas of Research: Sustainable healthcare, Planetary Health, Climate change

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  1. Richard Webster

    Investigator, CHEO Research Institute

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