From studies on the health costs of coal to modeling the health benefits of the EPA’s clean power plant rules, the Harvard-based Center for Health and the Global Environment offers a wealth of resources on the connections between climate, energy, food, and health. Their Climate, Energy, and Health program strives to bring top-notch science about these connections to inform decision-making on energy and climate change.
Climate Protection: Avoiding burning fossil fuels for energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change
Health, Well-being, & Safety: Reducing the extent of climate change improves air quality and access to clean water, and reduces the range of disease vectors such as mosquitoes
Food & Water: Lessening the impact of climate change also mitigates threats to food and water access caused by a warming world
Connection: The Center aims to empower and educate decision makers and the public on health and the environment
This post is part of a series on organizations and leaders who engage in multisolving, or climate-smart policies that simultaneously work to mitigate climate change while providing co-benefits such as the ones described above.