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Health and Climate Change in the WHO European Region Update on activities 7 th EIONET workshop on Climate Change Impacts. Gerardo S ánchez Martínez European Centre for Environmental Health World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

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Health and Climate Change in the WHO European Region Update on activities7th EIONET workshop on Climate Change Impacts

Gerardo Sánchez Martínez

European Centre forEnvironmentalHealth

WorldHealthOrganization Regional Office forEurope

since 1989 the who regional office for europe is taking action
Since 1989 the WHO Regional Office for Europe is taking action

WHA 2013 resolution: new workplan on CC

protecting health from climate change in an environment challenged by climate change
Protecting health from climate change in an environment challenged by climate change

1. Health in other policies

2. Strengthen health systems

3. Raise awareness

4. Greening health services

5. Research, innovation, development

the cgs programme within who euro
The CGS programme within WHO EURO
  • Climate Change: adaptation and mitigation; research, tools, country work, policy
  • Green health services: environmental sustainability in health systems (Ibidem)
  • Sustainable development: mainstreaming of health in SD policies, inclusion of environmental considerations in health
seven country initiative
Seven country initiative

The project aims at protecting health from climate change by addressing adaptation, strengthening health systems and building institutional capacity.

climate change prevention of health effects of flooding report and guideline development
Climate change: prevention of health effects of flooding (Report and guideline development)

www.euro.who.int/floods-in -the-who-european-region

a toolkit to estimate health and adaptation costs related to climate change
Atoolkit to estimate health and adaptation costs related to climate change
  • The manual:
    • Justification
    • Methodologies
    • Step by step
  • The spreadsheet:
    • Visual aid to support user
    • Simplicity and transparency
    • Avoid unneeded complexity
ongoing i current participation in eu funded research
Ongoing (I): current participation in EU-funded research
  • “Climate, Environment and Health Action Plan and Information System” (CEHAPIS)
  • Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for Cities (RAMSES)
  • Quantifying projected impacts under 2°C warming (IMPACT2C)
ongoing ii
Ongoing (II)
  • Multi-agency initiative to develop guidelines for sustainable procurement of health goods and services
  • Environmentally sustainable health care guidance
  • Energy and health links report
  • Information sheets on public health prevention in EWEs
ongoing iii
Ongoing (III)
  • Assessment report on implementation of Parma commitments
  • Country profiles on climate change and health
  • Reviews and information sheets on emerging climate-sensitive threats (E.g. Dengue)
  • Multiple collaborations and support to institutions, processes (UNFCCC, IPCC, EEA, EC, UNDP, ...)
thanks
Thanks.

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