The CCMI project hosted two webinars with researchers from different universities and research institutes since February 2022.

Webinar: Climate change and health impacts

21 November 2023


The purpose of the second CCMI webinar was to create a space for climate change modellers and climate policy practitioners to discuss the latest developments and opportunities in assessing the links between climate change and health. Both focusing on the impacts of climate change on health, as well as the many co-benefits that ambitious climate action, together with mitigation and adaptation measures can bring on human health (such as cleaner air, more active lifestyles, healthier diets, increased exposure to green urban spaces). The helped exploring the interactions between climate and health and identified needs and priorities for future development. The webinar gave space to speakers from both the climate change modelling community and the public health research community.


Peter Loffler (European Commission, DG CLIMA)

Ana M. Vicedo Cabrera (University of Bern)

Thessa Beck (Barcelona Institute for Global Health)

Shreya Some (Asian Institute of Technology)

Andrea Bassi (IISD and Stellenbosch University South Africa)

Webinar slides

Webinar: Climate change models and new data approaches resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic

3 February 2022 


The webinar focused on the data sources climate modelling teams worldwide use to measure GHG emission dynamics resulting from government policies during the Covid-19 pandemic. It compared near-real time data approaches (e.g. CO2 concentration observation and satellite measurement data) with alternative approaches (e.g. global mobility data from Google and Apple and the use of new indexes combining various data sources). As the Covid-19 pandemic is a relatively new phenomenon, many of these data approaches are new and experimental, and the reliability and consistency of the data is not yet fully known. The webinar therefore sought to discuss the various advantages (e.g., level of national granularity, potential to conduct near-real-time analysis and cross-country analyses) and limitations (e.g. level of opacity, associated uncertainties) of these different approaches, and the modelling adjustment the new data requires. The webinar sought to understand how these approaches and their associated outcomes can be integrated into established energy-economy models and macro-economic datasets (e.g. JRC-GEM-E3 model) to support the development of new transition pathways. 


Vicky Pollard (European Commission, DG CLIMA)

Katre Kets (European Commission, DG CLIMA)

Debbie Rosen (Leeds University)

Kimon Keramidas (European Commission, JRC and Université Grenoble Alpes)

Silvia Pianta (European University Institute)

Webinar slides