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Summary of the first Brazilian Symposium on Human Biometeorology

Krüger, E. L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2895-5530, dos Santos Gomes, A. C., Lucio, P. S., Gobo, J. P. A., Nedel, A. S., Gonçalves, F. L. T., Piacenti-Silva, M., Di Napoli, C. and Lam, C. K. C. (2022) Summary of the first Brazilian Symposium on Human Biometeorology. International Journal of Biometeorology. ISSN 0020-7128

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s00484-022-02401-3

Abstract/Summary

This brief background highlights Brazil as a ‘climate-health hotspot’, i.e. a country where climate affects local populations negatively through multiple pathways (Di Napoli et al. BMC Public Health 22(1):1-8, 2022). Knowledge gaps still need to be filled concerning the various climaterelated dimensions of tourism, vector-borne diseases, mortality and morbidity in urban centers in the country (Krüger et al. Int J Biometeorol 66(7):1297-1315, 2022). Motivated by this, the first Brazilian Symposium on Human Biometeorology (Simpósio Brasileiro de Biometeorologia Humana 2022) was organized and held at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) in Natal, northeastern Brazil, between July 4 and 8, 2022. The symposium was organized as a hybrid event by a committee composed of researchers acting in different regions of the country, and who had an ongoing research collaboration on matters related to human biometeorology. The event was partly sponsored by the ISB and partly self-supported by the organizers and institutions involved. The symposium aimed to promote the development of the research area on human biometeorology in Brazil in facing challenges imposed by a globally and locally changing climate. To achieve this, the symposium focused on five main topics of discussion: a) climate-driven diseases; b) thermal comfort, urban and architectural biometeorology; c) atmospheric pollution and health; d) climate change; e) climate, health and climate change. This summary highlights the main findings, future research directions, and policy implications in each topic from the presentations and panel discussions.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Agri-Food Economics & Marketing
ID Code:108599
Publisher:Springer

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