Climate change and human health
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.
WHO conference on health and climate
27–29 August 2014. WHO, Geneva. This first global conference on climate change and health will provide the evidence, tools and operational mechanisms to empower the health and sustainable development community to protect health from climate change, and gain the health benefits of climate actions.