Open lectures about climate change, weather and human health

Tiistai, lokakuu 30, 2018 - Torstai, marraskuu 1, 2018

The lectures of the WHO Collaborating Centre doctoral training course “Climate Change, Weather and Human Health” are open to all interested in the topic! Welcome!

Confirmed speakers: Prof. Colin Butler (Australia), Prof. Vladimir Kendrovski (WHO Europe), Prof. Timothy Carter (Finnish Environment Institute), Professor Emeritus Tari Haahtela, Sirpa Pietikäinen (Member of the European Parliament), Mayor Päivi Laajala (City of Oulu), Prof. Jouni Jaakkola (CERH), Docent Tiina Ikäheimo (CERH), Docent Timo Hugg (CERH), Postdoctoral researcher Klemetti Näkkäläjärvi (University of Lapland).

The course is organized by CERH and funded by the Health and Biosciences Doctoral Program, University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS). The course takes place in the Faculty of Medicine, Kontinkangas Campus (Aapistie 5-7, lecture rooms F202, F101 and A101). All lectures will be in English.


WHO Collaborating Centre Doctoral Training Course:



DAY 1. Tuesday October 30, 2018 / Lecture room F202

8.30 Introduction and welcome words – Prof. Jouni Jaakkola

8.45 Introduction to climate change, weather and health – Prof. Jouni Jaakkola

9.15 What is climate change? I. Causes, observations and projections – Prof. Timothy Carter

10.30 What is climate change? II. Socioeconomic impacts, vulnerabilities and responses – Prof. Timothy Carter

11.15 Climate change and global health  – Prof. Colin Butler

13.00 Oulu climate change and health activities – Päivi Laajala, Mayor of the city of Oulu

13.20 EU climate change and health activities – Member of the European Parliament Sirpa Pietikäinen


DAY 2. Wednesday October 31, 2018 / Lecture room F101

8.30 Effects of ambient temperature on human health – Docent Tiina Ikäheimo

9.15 Projections of temperature-related excess mortality under climate change scenarios – Prof. Jouni Jaakkola

10.30 Biodiversity and health – Professor Emeritus Tari Haahtela

11.15 Climate change, pollen and allergic diseases – Docent Timo Hugg


DAY 3. Thursday November 1, 2018 / Lecture room F202

8.30 The holistic effects of climate change on the Saami culture and well-being – Postdoctoral researcher Klemetti Näkkäläjärvi

8.55 The holistic effects of climate change on the Saami health – Prof. Jouni Jaakkola

9.15 Climate change and conflicts – Prof. Colin Butler

10.30 WHO climate change and health activities – Prof. Vladimir Kendrovski


Lecture room A101

13.00 Future perspectives. Panel discussion: Moderator Prof J. Jaakkola, discussants Prof. V. Kendrovski, Prof. C. Butler.

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Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Aapistie 5-7, lecture rooms F202, F101 and A101

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Viimeksi päivitetty: 26.10.2018