Sixth meeting of the Working Group on Health in Climate Change (HIC) of the European Environment and Health Task Force(EHTF) (2018)
12–13 June 2018, Bonn, Germany
On 12–13 June 2018, the Working Group on Health in Climate Change (HIC) of the European Environment and Health Task Force held its sixth annual meeting in Bonn, Germany. The main purpose of the meeting was to support the work of Member States from the WHO European Region in developing their national portfolios of action in the area of climate change and health, as outlined in the Ostrava Declaration.
In addition, the meeting provided updates on global and European policy developments on climate change and health; the health impacts of climate change in the Region; Member State activities addressing climate change and health; a new heat–health action planning guidance from the WHO Regional Office for Europe; tools to improve the response to extreme weather events and to estimate the health co-benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions; urban climate adaptation strategies; and the development of national climate and health profiles initiated by WHO and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).