The urban environment, climate change and healthy places: a perspective on improving policy and practice

Author: Michael Chang MRTPI, HonMFPH. Programme Manager for Planning and Health at the new Office for Health Improvement and Disparities*. Views are personal.  The effects of our changing climate should concern us as an environmental justice and health inequalities issue, where joining up spatial planning and public health actions can be an effective intervention. The … Continued

Public Health Wales’ Sustainable Development Toolkit, ‘Step Change for a Sustainable Planet’

Sara Peacock, Tracy Evans, Debbie Worland and Richard Lewis talk about this new sustainable development resource, on behalf of Public Health Wales’ Health and Sustainability Hub In Wales, we are responding to our Well-being of Future Generations Act by ‘doing’ sustainable development to tackle and mitigate against global public health challenges including poverty, health inequalities … Continued

COP26 2021, Goal two: Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats

Key facts Global temperatures are estimated to have already increased by 1.0°C above pre-industrial levels. There is a high degree of probability that global temperatures will reach 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels between 2030 and 2052 if the current warming rate continues. Even if global warming were stopped today, the repercussions of warming to date will … Continued