The Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change project is a multinational interdisciplinary research project to develop an understanding of the vulnerability of remote Indigenous health systems to climate change as a basis for implementing pilot adaptation interventions and adaptation planning.
Last September, in the wake of the Sustainable Development Goals Summit and the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris, Michelle Maillet was interviewed in the context of her Master’s research and her role as project manager of the Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change project for a news piece examining current engagement with Indigenous voices at the international level.
To read the piece, please click on the link provided below.
Last October, Dr. James Ford and project lead Mya Serman were interviewed while in Lima for meetings and workshops related to the Indigenous Health Adaptation to Climate Change project by local news papers La Republica and Correo.
To read the articles (published in Spanish), please follow the links provided below.
Last week, the IHACC Peru team hosted a two day seminar called Diagnóstico Climático 2015 at the UPCH Miraflores campus. The event sought to create a space for interaction, discussion and learning to describe and assess the relationship between climate change and health. The seminar specifically focused on climate change and climate variability and the health of indigenous and rural communities. The event included a variety of presentations and roundtable discussions with participation by public and private actors from local, regional, national, and international levels. The event was attended by >50 people including high level representatives from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Environment. IHACC team members Dr. Alejandro Llanos-Cuentas, Dr. César Cárcamo, Jahir Anicama Diaz, Dr. James Ford, Dr. Sherilee Harper, and Mya Sherman presented on both days of the event.