Join Carolina Severiche Mena and me for our presentation, Global Health, Climate Change and the Loss of Cultural Heritage, at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. The presentation will be held on 3/26/21 at 4:00 PM ET.


Climate change is considered a significant public health threat that affects human health, both directly and indirectly. The World Bank estimates that by 2050, more than 140 million people will need to migrate if no climate action is taken. Those affected will disproportionately be from low-income countries and marginalized communities in high-income countries. Forced migrations of this scale will increase health inequalities and negatively impact intangible aspects of cultural heritage, such as social practices and shared knowledge. This paper explores the linkages between climate change, public health, and cultural heritage and offers recommendations for addressing the problem.

Presenters: Carolina Severiche Mena and Matt Artz