Public Health and Climate Change Adaptation Policies in the European Union
Source:World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe
Date Published: 11/2018
Annotation: This 174-page report from the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and the European Commission summarizes a joint 18-month project to analyze developments in health policies to address adaptation to climate change in European Union countries and to compile a selection of good practice case studies. Several specific areas for technical improvement can be identified from the results, especially overall strengthening of capacities to ascertain the climate-sensitive disease burden in populations.
Communicating Climate Change: A Practitioner’s Guide
Source:Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
Date Published: 12/2018
Annotation: This 68-page guide to communicating climate change offers tips for practitioners to effectively communicate climate change and climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions, with a focus on convincing people of the need for immediate action. It discusses evidence on the broader public health costs and public harms caused by climate-related emissions, such as the health effects of air pollution.
Disasters and Displacement in a Changing Climate: The Role of Asia Pacific National Societies
Source:International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
Date Published: 12/12/2018
Annotation: This 56-page report confirms that migration and displacement linked to the adverse effects of climate change will be one of the defining humanitarian challenges of the 21st century. It is designed to enhance the collective understanding of Asia Pacific National Societies, governments across the region and other key stakeholders such as the United Nations system, NGOs, and civil society organizations, on the trends, dynamics, and humanitarian needs of people on the move in the context of disasters and climate change.