The European Regional Framework for action on climate change identifies five objectives to protect health from climate change

Climate change challenges health and health systems.

To address the immediate and future health consequences of climate change, WHO/Europe assists Member States in implementing the Parma Commitment to Act and the 5 strategic objectives of the European Regional Framework for Action:

  • integrate health issues in policies for mitigation of and adaptation to climate change;
  • strengthen health systems and services; 
  • raise awareness on healthy mitigation and adaptation policies in all sectors; 
  • increase the health and environment sector's contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; 
  • share knowledge, research and tools.