Dr Angie Bone PHE - Local Government Association

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Transcript Dr Angie Bone PHE - Local Government Association

Extreme weather and related risks:
promoting healthy, resilient communities
LGA ADPH annual public health conference 11th Feb 2015:
Public health is the public's health
Dr Angie Bone, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection
[email protected]
Aim of the session
• stimulate discussion on the actions that local
authorities can take to increase community
resilience to extreme weather events both now
and in the future
• through sharing of case studies, tools and
experience
Incident Response for Chemical and Natural Hazards Including Risk Management in Operation
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Weather and Health – now….
01jan2003
01apr2003
01jul2003
date
age >75
age 15-64
01oct2003
age 65-74
age 0-14
01jan2004
Health effects
increase with
extremes, but
not restricted to
them….
Hajat et al, Heat-related and cold-related deaths in
England and Wales: who is at risk?
Occup Environ Med 2007;64:93–100
Our future…
IPCC Climate Change 2013 The Physical Science Basis.
Direct and indirect health effects,
including
• Impact on health services –
demand, business continuity,
supply chains
• Impact on infrastructure
(utilities)
• Economic impacts
• Community
resilience/cohesion
Responses that are both proactive and reactive
Sustainability and Climate Change
……and have multiple benefits
e.g.
Adaptation and health - policy
Climate Change Act
2008
UKCP09
UKCIP02
Health Effects
Health Effects
Committee
on
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ofCommittee
Climate
of Climate
Climate
ChangeClimate
2002
Change 2008
Change
Change
Committee on
Climate
Change
Climate Change Risk
Assessment
January 2012
Committee on
Climate Change
Health Effects
of Climate
Change 2012
National Adaptation
Programme
2013
Adaptation
Economic
Assessment
Implementing and measuring progress....
• National
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Adaptation Subcommittee Reports (2014/15)
Adaptation Reporting Power (2015)
Climate Change Risk Assessment (2017)
• Local
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Public Health Outcomes Framework (2013-2016)
SDU metrics module (2015)
To conclude…
• Weather events are already having direct and indirect health
impacts; these risks will increase as our climate warms
• For heat/cold risks increase as temperatures become more extreme,
but greatest burden at moderate temperatures because of
relative frequency
• Emergency response alone is insufficient to respond to these
risks now and in the future
• National adaptation policy framework in place
• Challenges of implementation and monitoring progress