Climate change and health in Europe: opportunities for action in partnership (2010)






Climate change puts at risk the protection and improvement of human health and the well-being of populations in the WHO European Region. More frequent extreme weather events and changes in the most fundamental prerequisites for good health (air, water, and food) affect health already today. Many of the impacts of climate change can be felt far beyond the locations in which they originally occur and create conflicts and competition for resources.

Different policies at various levels have been identified within the European Regional Framework for Action (EUR/55934/6 Rev.1) and should be considered to address the challenges of climate change to health and the environment in Europe and to orient action at local and national levels.