SUMMER SCHOOL CeRVEne on "Climate Change and Natural Disasters" 26-29 July 2023 Agropoli, Salerno
The European Centre for Disaster Medicine at CeRVEne's Summer School on Climate Change and Natural Disasters
"Climatic Changes and Natural Disasters". This was the theme of the First Summer School dedicated to delving into certain aspects of Goal 13 of the UN 2030 agenda. Organized by CeRVEne (Regional Reference Center for the Prevention and Management of Emergencies), the initiative was scheduled from July 26-28, 2023 in Agropoli. Salerno, Italy.
The main focus was on addressing the issues of natural emergencies in relation to climate change from the perspective of public health in the medical and veterinary fields. This was a complex and more relevant topic than ever before, one that called for diverse professional expertise, so that environmental sustainability, in its many facets, was not only perceived as a horizon but practiced as a perspective for redemption and daily life in the face of unprecedented climate events.
Among the topics covered by the Summer School were sustainable prevention, health and climate change, food security, emergencies, and zootechnical systems. Additionally, One Digital Health, national and regional prevention plans, disaster management in public health, and finally, international cooperation in public health were also discussed.
This year's edition of the Summer School was marked by a significant collaboration. The European Centre for Disaster actively participated in the event. The Centre expertise in disaster response and medical support during emergencies, in fact, brought a valuable perspective to the discussions on the intersection of climate change and health-related challenges. As disasters became more frequent and severe due to climate shifts, the inclusion of disaster medicine experts contributed to a comprehensive understanding of the issues at hand.
The collaborative efforts of CeRVEne and European Centre for Disaster Medicine highlighted the importance of multidisciplinary approaches in addressing the complex challenges posed by climate change and natural disasters. By bringing together professionals from medical, veterinary, and disaster response fields, the Summer School aimed to foster innovative solutions and strategies for building resilient communities in the face of an increasingly uncertain climate future.