Welcome to the UK Health Security Agency Research Portal


The annual Conference of the Parties (COP) is hosted each year by a different country/city and is the decision-making body responsible for reviewing the implementation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP26 was held in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021. Hosting COP26 provides significant opportunity for the UK government to show international leadership on climate change and influence the global actions in mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

UKHSA contributed to/lead on a number of activities in the run up to COP26 including:
1. Development of key health messages and case studies to support the race to zero November 2020 dialogues
2. Development of a WHO Europe region ‘zero regrets paper on scaling up action on climate mitigation and adaptation for health’
3. A panel discussion series on climate change and health and the 2030 Agenda

UKHSA also hosted/co-hosted a number of events at COP26 to highlight work being done to support climate change and health research in the UK in the run up to COP26 and beyond. To see the recording of the events go to the following link: Climate Change, Health and the 2030 Agenda

The Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Environmental Change and Health provides research to support decision-making relating to the impacts of climate change and other environmental changes that affect human health. This is a close research collaboration between UKHSA and the LSHTM, UCL and the Met Office. This has led to a total of 135 publications in peer review journals over the past 7 years.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, 193 countries agreed to adopt a set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Click on a goal to the right to explore how our researchers and their work are contributing towards achieving it.

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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