Below some additional resources that provide information on climate data, climate change impacts and adaptation, and other useful information that can help you better understand climate and disaster risks to your national- or project-level activities. The resources are organized by tools.
For more information on how to assess climate change impacts on health:
- Working Group II’s contribution to the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report presents the latest on the impacts, adaptation, and co-benefits related to climate change and human health.
- Atlas of Health and Climate by the World Health Organization and World Meteorological Organization provides scientific information on the connections between weather and climate and major health challenges including infections, emergencies arising from extreme weather events, environmental degradation, and demographic ageing.
- The World Health Organization’s report, Protecting Health from Climate Change: Connecting Science, Policy and People, presents an overview of the links between climate change and human health and outlines priority actions to reduce vulnerability.
- Gender, Climate Change and Health by the World Health Organization documents evidence for gender differences in health risks that are likely to be exacerbated by climate change, and in adaptation and mitigation measures that can help to protect and promote health.
For more information on health management measures to address climate change impacts:
- World Bank’s Reducing Climate-Sensitive Disease Risks assesses known interventions to reduce risk. The report also looks at investments that can lead to the development of tools to help practitioners reduce the risks of key climate-sensitive infectious diseases by strengthening risk management systems for disease outbreaks.
- The World Health Organization’s report, Protecting Health from Climate Change: Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment, provides guidance on vulnerability assessments of health risks of climate change, and guidance on policies and programmes that could increase resilience.
- Mainstreaming Gender in Health Adaptation to Climate Change Programmes by the World Health Organization is a guide on mainstreaming gender throughout all phases of health adaptation programmes.
- The consultation report, Health and Disaster Risk Reduction within the Global Framework for Climate Services, resulted from a meeting organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). The purpose of the meeting was to develop recommendations for the implementation of a platform to enhance the applications of climate information and products in the health and disaster risk reduction sectors.