What WHO is doing for climate and health
WHO Workplan on climate change and health
WHO was requested by the 61st World Health Assembly in 2008 to develop and implement a work plan to support member states in the protection of human health from climate change. The Workplan approved by the Executive Board in 2009, orients WHOs priorities to carry out activities in four key areas. Learn more about WHOs activities and available resources on Climate and Health below.
The climate change and health workplan aims to:
- support health systems in all countries, in particular low- and middle-income States and small island States, in order to enhance capacity for assessing and monitoring health vulnerability, risks and impacts due to climate change;
- identify strategies and actions to protect human health, particularly of the most vulnerable groups; and
- share knowledge and good practices.