Climate change, extreme weather events and public health



Report of a WHO meeting held in Bonn, Germany, 29 – 30 November 2010


This international expert meeting discussed the effects of climate change and extreme weather events on public health and reviewed the draft public health handbooks developed by WHO to address and prevent these effects. The report contains the main outcomes and recommendations from the meeting.

The meeting was co-organized by WHO/Europe and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany, with technical support from the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and the German Meteorological Service (DWD).