Environmental Change and Infectious Disease - Workshop
Climate change in Europe
Relationship between climate change and infectious diseases
Public health measures
Generally speaking, climate change needs to be tackled via mitigation activities, which seek to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, and via proactive adaptation activities, which seek to prepare populations for the consequences of climate change. In public health and at ECDC, our activities are principally focused on adaptation.
World Health Organization Climate change and human health
WHO provides a comprehensive programme to protect health from climate risks, and to ensure that actions to mitigate climate change also protect and improve people’s health.
United Nations Environment Programme
UN Environment’s Climate Change sub-programme helps countries to pursue low- emission development pathways and boost their adaptation and resilience capacities
US CDC - Climate and health
CDC’s Climate and Health Program is helping state and city health departments prepare for the specific health impacts of climate change that their communities will face.
United States Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA provides information on the environmental hazards that can threaten human health.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPCC is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change; it was setup to provide policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.