Join Belfast Healthy Cities for the launch of the Place & Planet Chapters of the Belfast City Health Profile!
The third and fourth chapters of the city health profile, focusing on the theme of place & planet and provides data and analysis from an expanded range of sources on the following:
- Housing stock
- Housing conditions
- Household characteristics
- Housing demand
- Housing supply
- Private rented sector
- Social rented sector
- Housing-related benefits
- Carbon Emissions
- Climate Change Impacts
- Carbon Emission Projections for Belfast
- Climate Change Projections
- Energy consumption
- Decarbonisation of electricity supply
- Decarbonisation of private transport
- Climate change adaptation and mitigation
- Resource use
- Surface water status
- Public drinking water quality
- Air quality
Where possible, trends over time are assessed, with an evaluation on whether those trends are favourable or unfavourable. The health inequalities potential for population groups is outlined, where feasible; this information provides the basis for targeted action to improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities across the many determinants affecting the lives of people in the city. Data on some issues referenced by WHO within the Place and Planet themes are not routinely collected in Northern Ireland and are, therefore, not included in these chapters.
Belfast was successfully designated to the WHO Phase VII Network in 2021 and, whilst developing a city health profile is a requirement of being a designated member of the WHO Network, these chapters are an invaluable resource for agencies and citizens in the city.