Many countries are increasingly vulnerable to destructive weather events - floods, droughts, windstorms, or other parameters. The vulnerability is driven in part by climate but also by countries’ sensitivity to events exacerbated by past practices, socioeconomic conditions, or legacy issues.
Protecting Health from Climate Change in Southeast Europe, Central Asia and the Northern Russian Federation: Seven Country InitiativeSubmitted by JulianneBG on Fri, 2010-06-25 06:05
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:
This project (implemented by WHO Regional Office for Europe and German Environment Ministry) focuses on the development of adaptation strategies to protect human health from climate change in Southeast Europe, Northern Russia and Central Asia (Albania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Uzbekistan).
The specific objectives of the project are:
**1.** To develop national (or sub-national) environment and health adaptation plans or integrating health into existing plans;
**2.** To strengthen health systems and build institutional capacity on climate change in relation to:
- extreme weather events preparedness and response
- infectious disease surveillance and response
- respiratory diseases early detection and response
- water management and malnutrition;
**3.** To foster innovation in energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy for health services;
**4.** To provide intelligence and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences on effective adaptation and mitigation measures.
Ms. Bettina Menne
Global Change and Health
WHO European Centre for Environment and Health
Mapping of and policy orientation for adaptation to climate change in selected countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Central Asia (CA) sub-regionsSubmitted by JulianneBG on Wed, 2010-06-23 11:35
This project aims to assess policy and practice as it relates to climate change adaptation in some countries within CEE and CA sub-regions.
The project is implemented following the recommendations of the 26th Regional Conference for Europe (2008) for FAO activities in the region, has as its objectives to:
**1.** Compile an inventory of available studies, adaptation measures and policies related to the reduction of impacts of climate change in the field of agriculture, forestry and water management in 14 countries of the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Central Asia (CA) subregions.
**2.** Review known climate change impact projections, national policy scenarios and outlook studies and their regional implications with focus on adaptation and mitigation measures in agriculture and, to the extent possible.
**3.** Develop recommendations on best practices for adaptation and policy measures at national and regional level (including international cooperation at trans-boundary and sub-regional level) as well as (iv) proposals for technical assistance to the member countries for future research and adaptation responses both at national as well as at regional level.