September news about Environment Climate and Health

6 September 2017

Papers accepted/published:

Kunene Z, Albers PN, Lucas RM, Banwell C, Mathee A, Wright CY. ‘My child did not like using sun protection’: practices and perceptions of child sun protection among rural Black African mothers. BMC Public Health (accepted 18 Aug 2017)



Robyn Lucas is giving an invited presentation at the European Society of Photobiology meeting in Pisa on the contribution of epidemiology to understanding the effect of sun exposure on human health.


Good news

Kathryn Bowen has been appointed as a Deputy Coordinator of the Forest, Trees and Human Health and Wellbeing Unit of the IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organisations), based in Vienna

ECH members are contributors to five Grand Challenge submissions:

  • Health for the most disadvantaged
  • WE-ALL - A Wellbeing Ecological-Economy ALLiance
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Your Health in your Hands: Future Personalised Medical Technologies for a Sustainable and Effective Healthcare
  • Greenhouse Gas Drawdown for a Safe Global Climate: The Grand Challenge of Negative Emissions
  • Limits of life
  • Building Resilience to Natural Disasters in the Asia-Pacific
  • Empowering society with Earth Observation for a Sustainable Future