Global | New Report Reveals Deficiencies in Governments’ Plans to Address Health Risks of Climate Change

WFPHAreportcover_thumb2A new report released today by the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) reveals the need for national governments around the world to strengthen their policy planning efforts to address the health risks of climate change.

The survey uncovered a lack of climate-health preparedness, with more than half of the 35 respondent countries having no national plan that adequately addresses the health impacts of climate change. A large majority of respondent countries has made little or no progress in identifying the health risks of climate change projections for their citizens, identifying vulnerable populations and infrastructure impacting on health, and developing public health adaptation responses. Further, more than 40% of respondent countries have not involved the health sector in mitigation planning nor invested in research on the health effects of climate change.

For more information and to download the report and its results, click here.

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