Climate change and human health

Training course for public health professionals on protecting our health from climate change


Module 5: Public health responses to climate risks

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Session 14: Policy responses to address the risks of climate change

Scope: Review of adaptation and mitigation policies to manage the risks of climate change.

Authors: Dr. Kristie L. Ebi, Executive Director of the IPCC Working Group II.

Duration: 1 hour

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2007 IPCC reports : Summary Report, Pages44 to 53; The Physical Science Basis, pages 81 to 91 (T.S 6).


Session 15: Public health adaptation to the health risks of climate change

Scope: Public health approaches to manage the risks of climate change.

Authors: Dr. Kristie L. Ebi, Executive Director of the IPCC Working Group II.

Duration: 2 hours

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2007 IPCC reports: Working Group II, Summary pages 1 to 23.


Session 16: Early warning systems

Scope: Use of early warning systems for health outcomes sensitive to climate variability.

Authors: Dr. Kristie L. Ebi, Executive Director of the IPCC Working Group II.

Duration: 1 hour

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Reference: Climate change and human health: risks and responses, WHO, 2003 - page 237 to 26.


Session 17: Role of the health sector in international climate change negotiations

Scope: The UNFCCC and the Nairobi Work Plan; National Adaptation Programmes of Action or NAPAs; Bali Action Plan; The Global Environment Facility or GEF; Health in the Climate Change Negotiations; WHO Global Action Plan 2009.

Authors: Fiona Gore, Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization, Geneva.

Duration: 1 hour

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Reference: Submission by the WHO to the UNFCCC, 2009; Climate change and human health: risks and responses, WHO, 2003, Summary 2008.

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