Climate change and human health

Adaptation resources for health partners

Climate risk management

The effects on climate on health are now well known. If the health sector expects to appropriately adapt to greater variability and longer term changes in the worlds climate systems, then climate and meteorological information must be taken into greater consideration in health science, practice, and policymaking.

The development of climate risk management and information services for the health sector will be a major component of climate adaptation. Tools and knowledge systems which clarify and reduce uncertainty about the climate sensitivity of diseases, will be essential inputs to disease control policies such as malaria elimination, as well as preventing health risks from extreme weather events and climate variability.

WHO works with partners and collaborating centres to develop tools, information resources, and dialogs which facilitate climate informed management of health risks.

Examples and Resources