Climate Change and Burden of Disease: Current Risk and Future Burden

  • Bi, Peng (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Capon, Tony (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Dear, Keith (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Morgan, Geoffrey Gerard (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Zhang, Ying (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Driscoll, Timothy (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Climate change has had a negative impact on human health. However, few studies have assessed burden of diseases (BOD) for these climate-sensitive/heat attributable diseases. We will generate the first national picture of the climate attributable BOD in Australia, measured in Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY), the attribution from climate, and project future BOD under various climatic/demographic change scenarios. This project will rank Australian climate-sensitive/heat attributable diseases by their current burden and projected increase under climate changes, and provide needed scientific evidence to policy-makers in the development, prioritization and
implementation of current and future climate change and health adaptation strategies.
Effective start/end date26/06/2025/06/23


  • SDG 3
  • Climate change
  • Burden of disease