Climate change and human health

Climate change and human health

Photo credit: AUSAID
Photo credit: AUSAID

Climate change is a significant and emerging threat to public health, and changes the way we must look at protecting vulnerable populations.

WHO has an active and long-standing programme on protecting health from climate change, guided by a World Health Assembly resolution. Through its country, regional and headquarters offices, WHO provides evidence and supports capacity building and implementation projects to strengthen the health system response to climate change, and to ensure that health is appropriately considered in decisions made by other sectors, such as energy and transport. The Organization also provides the health-sector voice within the overall UN response to this global challenge.


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