Climate change adaptation
Climate change is bringing new challenges for public health in urban settings. As a multiplier of health risks, a wide range of health impacts from climate change are expected. These impacts are likely to be highly inequitable, affecting chiefly the most vulnerable people in the poorest and least prepared countries. From injuries and noncommunicable conditions to food-borne, waterborne and vector-borne infectious diseases, local health systems in cities will have to cope with and adapt to additional needs brought about by changing climate patterns and increasing average temperatures.
WKC's work focuses on urban health vulnerability assessment and adaptation to climate change, mainly through relevant research and policy advice.