Promoting health while mitigating climate change
Number of pages: 33
Publication date: 2015
Scope and purpose of the paper
This is one of two technical background papers prepared as a basis for discussion at the WHO Health and Climate Conference. It provides a brief summary of the available evidence on the health impacts (co-benefits and risks) of climate change mitigation strategies, and an outline of the necessary health sector responses that may contribute to optimizing co-benefits while mitigating risks.
The accompanying paper provides a brief summary of the available evidence on the health impacts of climate change and responses needed to protect health from these evolving risks, including areas of health system strengthening.