This April 2012 conference in Copenhagen brings together health specialists and policymakers in an attempt to start developing a coordinated international approach to the health impact of global warming.
The conference, organized by together with the Danish presidency of the European Union, discussed a number of studies that warn of sharp increases in skin cancer caused by UV radiation, in particular in the northern hemisphere.
Denmark's Minister for European Affairs Nikolai Wammen said in an interview that his country seeks to put the health impact of climate change on the international agenda at the Rio+20 summit that will take place this summer.
The conference also heard a presentation on a successful screening programme in Germnay that monitors skin cancer. Germany is the only country worldwide to have such a program in place.