Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation - Housing sector
Health in the green economy
This report considers the scientific evidence regarding possible
health gains and, where relevant, health risks of climate change mitigation
measures in the residential housing sector. The report is one
in a Health in the Green Economy series led by WHO’s Department
of Public Health and Environment. Other reports in the series focus
on transport, household energy in developing countries, agriculture
and health care facilities.
Some choices, however, may be better than others in terms of health impacts, or reducing health risks. New and sometimes overlooked opportunities are also examined where health gains and sustainability objectives can be mutually reinforcing.