Collaboration with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The IPCC is a scientific independent body which reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change. One of the main IPCC activities is the preparation of comprehensive assessment reports about the state of scientific, technical and socioeconomic knowledge on climate change, its causes, potential impacts and response strategies.

WHO/Europe was one of the coordinating lead authors of the health chapter for the 2007 Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC. In this role, it has carried out a review of scientific knowledge on health impact, adaptation and vulnerability.

More recently, it contributed with the chapter on case studies and with reviews to the summary for policy-makers of the special report on 'Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation'.