Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation - Housing sector

Health in the green economy

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Authors:
Nathalie Röbbel

Publication details

Number of pages: 122
Publication date: 2011
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150171 2

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Overview

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.