Piloting Climate Change Adaptation to Protect Human Health
Leading Organization:United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:UNDP, World Health Organization and Ministries of Health in the pilot countries
To increase adaptive capacity of national health system institutions, including field practitioners, to respond to climate change-sensitive health risks.
The objective of this first global project on public health adaptation to climate change is to “increase adaptive capacity of national health system institutions, including field practitioners, to respond to climate-sensitive health risks”. This will contribute to the broader goal of ensuring that “Health sectors are able to cope with health risks resulting from climate change, including variability”. The project is designed as a programmatic approach for responding to climate change induced health risks through the pursuit of four outcomes. Within each of these outcomes, the participating countries will implement a set of nationally executed activities.
- Climate change and health early warning and planning systems
- Institutional and technical capacity to manage climate change health risks
- Demonstration Measures to reduce vulnerability
- Regional Cooperation to address climate change health risks
- Outcome 1: Early warning systems will be adjusted to include climate change induced health risks.
- Outcome 2: Capacity of health sector institutions to respond to climate-sensitive health risks will be improved.
- Outcome 3: Prevention measures piloted in emerging and epidemic risk area.
- Outcome 4: Cooperation among participating countries promotes innovation in adaptation to climate change including variability.
Contact: Pradeep Kurukulasuriya (UNDP)
Contact: Joy Guillemot (WHO)
Project Status:CEO Endorsed (November 30, 2009).