WHO/Europe supports its Member States in developing public health approaches to cope with the new challenges posed by climate change. Activities are in line with World Health Assembly resolution WHA61.19 on climate change and health and within the European Framework for Action.
- With the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, WHO/Europe has launched a seven-country initiative. The project aims to protect health from climate change by addressing adaptation, strengthening health systems and building institutional capacity. The countries involved are Albania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Uzbekistan.
- Country profiles are being prepared to share experience and to provide the basis for the development of national adaptation plans.
- Advice is being provided for the preparation of national assessments of health effects of climate change.