News 22.01.2018

PLOS Medicine Special Issue: Climate change and health

2 February 2018: Deadline for research submissions!

Climate change and the impacts on health are being increasingly reported and documented. It is expected that with continued rises in global temperature and greenhouse gas emissions the effects on health will become more widely experienced and extreme.

The editors of PLOS Medicine are pleased to announce a Special issue on Climate Change and Health, to publish in Summer 2018. The issue will focus on topics including the health effects of extreme heat and flooding, food system effects, non-communicable disease risk, such as air pollution, infectious disease risks and the health benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation policies. The issue will have a particular focus on evidence based studies focused on policy-relevant work on adaptation and mitigation options.

Alongside research articles, the special issue will include commissioned Perspectives by leaders in the field. Invited are high quality research submissions covering a broad range of policy relevant climate change-related health outcomes.