Scientist: Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum

Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum ESMH ScienctistDr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum is the head of the climate change and health programme at WHO Headquarters. He played key roles in developing the first quantitative estimates of the overall health impacts of climate change, World Health Assembly resolutions, the first three WHO global conferences on health and climate, and the expansion of WHO’s climate change and health programme, which has directly supported over 30 low and middle income countries. Dr Campbell-Lendrum is a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports and of the first health report to the UN Climate Negotiations.

Paris under the smog

COVID-19 and Climate Change: connected crises and lessons to learn

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about worldwide disruption. As societies tentatively begin to reopen, the pandemic holds lessons for how the world faces another globally existential threat, the climate crisis.

Paris under the smog

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum about Covid-19 & climate crisis

Interview with Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, head of the climate change and health programme at WHO Headquarters. In what ways are the Covid-19 and climate crises similar in how they affect people and their health? Climate change in itself doesn’t cause COVID-19. We expect that weather, climate and seasonal variation may moderate transmission, but it is ...