HIGH Horizons is one of 6 projects which form Horizon’s Europe Climate Change and Health Cluster. The projects are: BlueAdapt, CATALYSE, CLIMOS, HIGH Horizons, IDAlert, and TRIGGER.
The ongoing climate crisis poses an unprecedented threat to public health. It affects our health and wellbeing through the impacts of extreme weather events, the worsening of air quality, changes in the spread of infectious diseases. It also exacerbates social inequalities, reduces food and water security and affects our mental health.
Urgent action is needed at the European and global level to minimise the ramifications of this threat and increase preparedness of health systems to deal with the ongoing changes in environmental stressors.