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Systematic review of current efforts to quantify the impacts of climate change on undernutrition

Phalkey, Revati K.; Aranda-Jan, Clara; Marx, Sabrina; Höfle, Bernhard; Sauerborn, Rainer

Authors

Revati K. Phalkey revati.phalkey@nottingham.ac.uk

Clara Aranda-Jan

Sabrina Marx

Bernhard Höfle

Rainer Sauerborn



Abstract

The World Health Organization and the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change propose undernutrition as the most significant impact of climate change on child health. The question then arises: Where does the empirical evidence to back this claim come from? Current evidence for the impacts of climate on childhood undernutrition draws on a limited number of heterogeneous studies with methodological limitations and is based predominantly on secondary data. Establishing and validating causal pathways among complex confounding factors remain the main challenge in quantifying the climate-attributable fraction of undernutrition. Systematically generating evidence from long-term, high-quality primary data on a range of factors (agricultural, environmental, socioeconomic, and health) at the household level is critical for designing adaptation strategies, particularly for subsistence farmers.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Print ISSN 0027-8424
Electronic ISSN 1091-6490
Publisher National Academy of Sciences
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 112
Issue 33
Article Number E4522-E4529
APA6 Citation Phalkey, R. K., Aranda-Jan, C., Marx, S., Höfle, B., & Sauerborn, R. (in press). Systematic review of current efforts to quantify the impacts of climate change on undernutrition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(33), https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1409769112
DOI https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1409769112
Keywords Climate change, Weather variability, Malnutrition, Childhood undernutrition, Crop yield
Publisher URL http://www.pnas.org/content/112/33/E4522.abstract
Related Public URLs http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4547305/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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