IDSA recognizes climate change and its impacts as a public health emergency in the United States and around the world. Significant adverse health impacts of climate change are already occurring and expected to worsen. The consensus of climate scientists is that these changes are the result of human activity. Many infectious diseases are likely to be affected by the changes in weather and geography that climate change brings, and current epidemiologic patterns may be altered.
IDSA is committed to evidence-based policies and activities to address climate change. We are actively engaging our members, medical society partners and US and international policymakers to raise awareness about the impacts of climate change on human health and infectious diseases and to drive progress.
More information available below on IDSA’s climate change policy activities and educational materials to help members promote “green” activities as individuals and at their health care facilities.
- IDSA Climate Change Policy Statement
- US Call to Action
- IDSA Comments to U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change Impact on ID
- IDSA Floor Statement for World Health Assembly 72
- IDSA Comments to House Natural Resources Committee on Climate Change Impact on ID
- Public Health Experts Amicus Brief