Pre-conference: Health Promoting Settings and Climate Change

Wednesday 9 November, 13:30 – 17:00 CET (starting with network lunch at 12:30)


Organised by:

Berlin School of Public Health and PKV Verband e. V.


Approaches to health promotion and prevention in settings should refer to climate effects as a cross-sectional topic. The point of reference in Germany is the legal provision of § 20a SGB V, which provides through health insurance funds for the "development and strengthening of health-promoting structures".

The project KliGeS, with support of PKV-Verband and in cooperation with the Committees of the National Prevention Conference, is researching good practice examples showing how climate-related activities are strengthening health structures and community organizing in settings. In dialogue with science and practice, possibilities of systematizing and disseminating such approaches with a focus on the most underserved groups are analysed.

The expansion of current prevention strategies to include a holistic and sustainable approach to health promotion, which considers the changing conditions and health consequences of climate change, is a central task for health promotion. To develop practical tools and methods that encourage people to engage in participatory organizational development is an important addition to adaption strategies and hazard-measures.

The Pre-Conference will facilitate an exchange of examples for health promoting and climate-sensitive projects and public health experts and support the translation of findings from climate and health research into international public health practice.

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