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Supporting international health and climate research

USGCRP agencies mobilized support for research on the health implications of climate change.

As part of its mandate to promote international cooperation in global change research, USGCRP engages with the Belmont Forum, an international partnership that catalyzes funding for research in support of resilience and sustainability. USGCRP member agencies (including NOAA, NSF, USDA, and the National Institutes of Health) participated in the scoping, call text writing, review, and funding of nine research proposals on climate, environment, and health supported through the Belmont Forum. The projects will provide crucial new understanding of the health implications of the impacts of climate change and variability on the food supply, chronic exposure to increases in heat and humidity, and changes in the distribution and incidence of a range of infectious diseases and emergence of novel pathogens.