Climate Change and Health: Adapting to Mental, Physical and Societal Challenges (CHAMPS)

The research consortium CHAMPS studies the potential impacts of climate change on health, with a focus on three interrelated topics:

  • The first relates to mental health impacts associated with seasonal fluctuationsin the intensity of daylight and modifying weather effects such as cloudiness andsnow cover.
  • The second concerns health impacts of thermal stress, both heat and cold,and the influence of social vulnerability and exposure of the population on the severity of impacts.
  • The third considers the implications of these varied health impacts for occupational health and work productivity.

CHAMPS is co-ordinated by the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) and is funded through the Academy of Finland's Climate Change and Health (CLIHE) programme.

CHAMPS work packages (WPs), indicative content (in parentheses) and partner co-ordination responsibilities. All five partners contribute to all WPs.

Socioeconomic scenarios for health and social welfare in a changing climate


Contact information

Professor Timothy Carter, Climate Change Research Programme, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE,

Published 2021-02-05 at 15:17, updated 2023-01-19 at 9:06

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