Ancu­ta MARIN
Cor­re­spond­ing author email: marin.ancuta @
Abstract: The paper aims to briefly present the main prob­lems regard­ing the impact of cli­mate change on liv­ing organ­isms (humans, ani­mals, plants), the mea­sures tak­en so far to solve these prob­lems and the actions that must be tak­en into account by the Euro­pean Union and the states mem­bers. They pro­pose increas­ing the resilience of health and social sys­tems and empha­size the need to ensure ade­quate sur­veil­lance and con­trol of cli­mate change impacts on health, such as epi­demi­o­log­i­cal sur­veil­lance, con­trol of com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases and the effects of extreme events. In gen­er­al, cli­mate change does not cause many new or unknown health risks, but it will inten­si­fy cer­tain inter­ac­tions between the envi­ron­ment and human health, with more dras­tic effects than at present. Most pub­lic health mea­sures and sys­tems already exist, but they need to be adapt­ed to the new sit­u­a­tion and new needs.
Key words: cli­mate change, liv­ing organ­isms, health
JEL clas­si­fi­ca­tion: Q30, Q39, Q54

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