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Accounting for Health Impacts of Climate Change

Accounting for Health Impacts of Climate Change
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). July 2011
  • This study aims to improve the understanding of the human health dimensions of climate change and how projects in areas other than health, such as agriculture, water financing programs, and disaster risk reduction need to account explicitly for the health impacts of their interventions. In addition to raising awareness about the projected impacts of climate change on health among policy makers and the civil society of developing countries, this study presents a framework showing the relationship between climate change and health issues in agriculture, water projects, and disaster risk reduction projects. This framework recognizes that climate change will affect all sectors and integrates climate-related health risk into adaptation strategies. As an integrated framework of assessing impacts, this framework can be used to provide guidance to decision makers to deal with climate change impacts and could serve as basis for climate change adaptation policy for each sector.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disaster prevention, Financing, Health
  • Main target audience: Civil society, Policy makers, Project managers
  • Main purpose: Awareness raising, Impact evaluation
  • Type of resource: Assessment report
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Published in 2015