PURGE

Public health impacts in URban environments of Greenhouse gas Emissions reduction strategies

 Coordinatore LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE 

 Organization address address: KEPPEL STREET
city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E7HT

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Jana
Cognome: Sabinovska
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 207 927 2509
Fax: 4402080000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 4˙553˙831 €
 EC contributo 3˙416˙332 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2010
 Funding Scheme CP-FP-SICA
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-02-01   -   2014-07-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE

 Organization address address: KEPPEL STREET
city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E7HT

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Jana
Cognome: Sabinovska
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 207 927 2509
Fax: 4402080000000

UK (LONDON) coordinator 760˙675.00
2    BC3 BASQUE CENTRE FOR CLIMATE CHANGE - KLIMA ALDAKETA IKERGAI

 Organization address address: ALAMEDA DE URQUIJO 4 4A PLANTA
city: BILBAO
postcode: 48008

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Nerea
Cognome: Ortiz
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 944014690
Fax: +34 944054787

ES (BILBAO) participant 634˙554.00
3    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

 Organization address address: GOWER STREET
city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Greta
Cognome: Borg-Carbott
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 020 3108 2033
Fax: +44 020 7813 2849

UK (LONDON) participant 569˙193.00
4    PEKING UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: The Summer Palace Road 5
city: BEIJING
postcode: 100871

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Shuyuan
Cognome: Liu
Email: send email
Telefono: 861063000000
Fax: 861063000000

CN (BEIJING) participant 363˙600.00
5    Arup International Consultants (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

 Organization address address: "1045 Huai Hai Road 39/F-41/F, Huai Hai Plaza, (M)"
city: Shanghai
postcode: 200031

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: "Yuan-Yuan, Stephanie"
Cognome: Zhang
Email: send email
Telefono: 861261000000

CN (Shanghai) participant 252˙000.00
6    FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI

 Organization address address: Corso Magenta 63
city: MILANO
postcode: 20123

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Monica
Cognome: Eberle
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 041 2700437
Fax: +39 041 2700412

IT (MILANO) participant 250˙100.00
7    UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE

 Organization address address: Ovocny trh 5
city: PRAHA 1
postcode: 11636

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Marketa
Cognome: Sychrovska
Email: send email
Telefono: +420 220199473
Fax: +420 220199462

CZ (PRAHA 1) participant 232˙610.00
8    INSTITUT ZA NUKLEARNE NAUKE VINCA

 Organization address address: Mihajla Petrovica Alasa 12-14
city: BELGRADE
postcode: 11001

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Zarko
Cognome: Stevanovic
Email: send email
Telefono: 381112000000
Fax: 381112000000

RS (BELGRADE) participant 200˙000.00
9    FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

 Organization address address: HAUZ KHAS NEW DELHI
city: NEW DELHI
postcode: 110016

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Dinesh
Cognome: Mohan
Email: send email
Telefono: 911127000000
Fax: 911127000000

IN (NEW DELHI) participant 153˙600.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The project will examine the health impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction policies in urban settings in Europe, China and India, using case studies of 3-4 large urban centres and three smaller urban centres. Sets of realistic interventions will be proposed, tailored to local needs, to meet published abatement goals for GHG Emissions for 2020, 2030 and 2050.

Mitigation actions will be defined in four main sectors: power generation/industry, household energy, transport and food and agriculture. The chief pathways by which such measures influence health will be described, and models developed to quantify changes in health-related ‘exposures’ and health behaviours. Models will include ones relating to outdoor air pollution, indoor air quality and temperature, physical activity, dietary intake, road injury risks and selected other exposures.

Integrated quantitative models of health impacts will be based on life table methods encompassing both mortality and morbidity outcomes modelled over 20 year time horizons. Where possible, exposure-response relationships will be based on review evidence published by the Comparative Risk Assessment initiative or systematic reviews. Uncertainties in model estimates will be characterized using a mathematical framework to quantify the influence of uncertainties in both model structure and parameter estimates. Particular attention will be given to economic assessments, both in terms of behavioural choices/uptake of various forms of mitigation measure (with new surveys to address evidence gaps), and in terms of health benefits and costs calculated from societal, health service and household perspectives. A decision analysis framework will be developed to compare different mitigation options.

Experts and user groups will be consulted to define the mitigation questions to be examined, and the results will be discussed in consultative workshops scheduled for the final months of the project.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

A research project has shown that policies that mitigate climate change will have a positive effect on the health of people living in urban areas.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Efforts to stem greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worldwide are well short of what is required to prevent drastic climate change in the near future. One way to encourage the necessary policy decisions is to show the link between climate mitigation efforts and human health.

To achieve this, the EU-funded http://purge.lshtm.ac.uk/ (PURGE) (Public health impacts in urban environments of greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies) project used modelling and economic analysis to predict the human health effects of climate mitigation policy.

The project used these approaches to conduct simulated case studies on eight Asian and European cities. The cities studied were London and Milton Keynes (UK), Belgrade and Nis (Serbia), Beijing and Wuxi (China), and Delhi and Vishakhapatnam (India).

PURGE found that policies to increase active travel (walking and cycling) while improving vehicle emissions would decrease GHG emissions and greatly improve health. Likewise, improving energy efficiency for housing will have the same dual effect.

Researchers also showed that comparatively modest changes to European diets could have an appreciable impact on GHG emissions. However, to achieve a decrease in GHG emissions greater than 30 to 40 % would require substantial changes to urban diets.

Finally, the project showed the importance for climate mitigation and health of the development of on renewable energy sources and nuclear power.

Project findings provide an additional motivation for policy action to mitigate climate change. The evidence that PURGE presents will be useful in arguments for said policy changes.

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