Mitigating climate-induced health threats

We explore the linkage between climate, health and ecosystems and use this knowledge to advance societal uptake.

To meet this ambition, our TRIGGER project (SoluTions foR mItiGatinG climate-induced hEalth tReaths) will commit to an interdisciplinary consortium of 22 partners in 15 countries that will develop an outreaching clinical study composed of a multi-dimensional approach that also capitalizes on existing retrospective studies and will build an international climate service for global health protection. TRIGGER strategy is grounded on three pillars: i) trans-disciplinary investigations to build up systemic knowledge ii) integration and usability of research results and iii) development of practical know-how and workable tools to monitor, predict and mitigate risks for human health connected to climate change.

The proposal is designed around creating 5 newly conceived Climate-Health Connection Labs in Europe that engage citizens, practitioners and policy-makers in a co-creation process. The approach will target areas exposed to adverse impacts of climate change, such as increased heat waves, air pollution and droughts. It will address key health issues such as cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases and UV exposure.

TRIGGER will provide exploitable tools to strengthen surveillance mechanisms and risk assessment, translate robust evidence of climate-environment-health relationships into actionable information and guidelines, to identify and prioritise cost-effective policies and actions.

The project receives funding from European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HADEA), grant agreement 101057739, between 1 September, 2022, and 28 February, 2027. Coordinator: Alma Mater Studiorum – Universitá di Bologna.



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Crop Wild Relatives utilisation for sustainable agriculture

Crop Wild Relatives can contribute to providing more diverse, sustainable, and nutritious food.


Validating the ecosystem benefits of legumes

Will legume cropping across Europe reach the minimum thresholds necessary to optimise sustainable production?


Joined-up land use strategies tackling climate change and biodiversity loss

Urgent and concerted action can stop and reverse unsustainable land use and the over-exploitation of land resources.


Towards resilient European forests

Building the ForestWard Observatory, a pan-European monitoring and evaluation tool, to demonstrate climate change impacts on forests and to guide decision-making for better forest management.