The HPRU in Environmental Change and Health will provide research to support decision making relating to the impacts and responses to the environmental changes that affect our health. Environmental change includes climate change, land use change, environmental degradation, and the loss of ecosystem services, in the UK and beyond. We will help Public Health England (PHE) to fulfil its requirements under the UK’s National Adaptation Programme and other policies on sustainable development. The HPRU will also produce research of relevance to other government departments regarding the health co-benefits of environmental policies.
Research in this HPRU is organised in three interconnected themes: