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Climate change and health: a tool to estimate health and adaptation costs

Climate change and health: a tool to estimate health and adaptation costs
  • World Health Organization (WHO). August 2013
  • Climate change has a wide range of implications for human health, including increased mortality and morbidity from extreme temperatures and other extreme weather events, infectious diseases (waterborne, foodborne and vector-borne) and diseases resulting from air pollution This economic analysis tool is designed to support adaptation planning to protect health from the negative effects of climate change in European Member States. It is based on a review of the science, and provides step-by-step guidance on estimating: (a) the costs associated with damage to health due to climate change; (b) the costs for adaptation in various sectors to protect health from such damage; and (c) the efficiency of adaptation measures: the cost of adaptation versus the expected returns, or averted health costs.
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Health
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Governments, Ministries
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Glossary, Manual
  • Download file (7.5 MB)
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Published in 2015