Climate change and human health

WHO UNFCCC Climate and Health Country Profile Project

The WHO UNFCCC Climate and Health Country Profile Project aims to provide Ministers of Health, health decision-makers and advocates with country-specific, evidence-based snapshots of the climate hazards and health risks facing countries. They present opportunities for health co-benefits though mitigation actions and provide a global platform to track national progress in policy response and implementation. The project has strengthened the linkages between climate and health communities; promoted innovative research on national climate hazard and health impact modeling; and engaged an inter-ministerial network of climate and health focal points to develop, advance and disseminate the findings.

WHO UNFCCC Climate and Health Country Profiles - 2015

The development the country profiles is an ongoing initiative which promotes cross-sector collaboration and dialogue through a consultation and review process. National stakeholders are invited to review the content and provide technical inputs. The first series of profiles can be accessed through the following link:

WHO UNFCCC Climate and Health Global Overview - 2015

The global overview is a complementary document to the country profiles, outlining the global trends in climate change and health that we can expect to experience, depending on our collective level of ambition, effectiveness and action.