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Information, capacity building and research

WHO, in partnership with other international agencies including the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme, with the support of many government agencies, has developed activities in three main areas:

  • evidence for policy advice and support for decision-making
  • development of research and information networks
  • technical support for capacity building in countries

Initiatives include national and regional assessments, burden of disease studies, identification of adaptation strategies for the health sector, dissemination of current scientific findings, guidelines and training materials, research and reviews on early warning systems, promoting interdisciplinary research, and other joint activities being implemented through a new network of WHO Collaborating Centres.

tools for information, capacity building and research


- Climate change and human health – risks and responses
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
- Climate publications
- Climate links
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