Despite clear signs that the impacts of climate change are escalating,
the global response has been inadequate.
Traditional scientific efforts have fallen short of providing knowledge and tools that have been broadly applied in decision-making, and innovative approaches to knowledge translation are needed.
data, and tools on
CATALYSE aims to answer three questions:
To develop an integrated indicator framework and repository to track the status of health-relevant outcomes of climate actions.
To quantify the health co-benefits and full social and environmental costs and benefits resulting from mitigation measures outside of the health sector.
To develop innovative surveillance and forecasting tools that facilitate effective response to environmental health hazards (e.g. heat stress, allergenic pollen) caused by climate change and the design, monitoring and evaluation of interventions to mitigate climate change.
To investigate how stakeholders engage with evidence regarding the health impacts of climate change, and to develop strategies and tools to facilitate engagement.
To provide evidence and training on the most effective strategies for climate change adaptation and mitigation for health systems, with specific focus on vulnerable populations including those occupationally exposed to hazards induced by climate change.