Climate change and environmental health

Below you will find links to a number of publications looking at the impact of climate change on environmental health as a whole. In the toolbar to the side you will find links to pages containing summaries of the key impacts on particular areas of environmental health with links to further information on these areas. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Further links will be added over the course of time.

UK Government reports

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017
Synthesis report: priorities for the next five years. July 2016

The National Adaptation Programme: Making the country resilient to a changing climate
Chapter 4. Healthy and resilient communities. July 2013

Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK 2012
Current evidence, recommendations and research gaps
Sotiris Vardoulakis and Clare Heaviside (Editors)
Health Protection Agency, September 2012

Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK - An expert review for comment
Report of the Expert Group on Climate Change and Health in the UK
Dept of Health. 2001.

Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK 2008 – an update of the Department of Health Report 2001/2002.
Dept of Health. 2008. 

CIEH Publications

Climate Change and its Health Implications
A summary report for environmental health practitioners on the health implications of climate change
CIEH. November 2008

Climate Change, Public Health and Health Inequalities - A resource for environmental health practitioners
CIEH. November 2008 

International Agreements

Doha Declaration on Climate, Health and Wellbeing.
December 2012  

Other Publications

WHO Publications

Operational framework for building climate resilient health systems
WHO, 2015

WHO guidance to protect health from climate change through health adaptation planning, 2014 

Quantative risk assessment of the effects of climate change on selected causes of death, 2030s and 2050s
WHO, 2014

Atlas of Health and Climate
World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). 2012


The Health Practitioners Guide to Climate Change
Ed. Jenny Griffiths; Mala Rao; Fiona Adshead; Allison Thorpe
Publisher: Earthscan. 2009. 380 pp. ISBN: 978-1-84407-729-8

Link to Earthscan bookshop 


Climate change: health impacts and opportunities. A summary and discussion of the IPCC Working Group 2 report.
The Global Health and Climate Alliance, April 2014

Impacts of Climate Change on Occupational Health and Safety
Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), Canada. 2013
ISBN: 978-2-89631-668-7

Our Uncashed Dividend. The health benefits of climate action
A briefing paper prepared by the Climate and Health Alliance and
The Climate Institute (Australia). August 2012

The health benefits of greenhouse gas reduction policies. Briefing for policy makers
Health and Environment Alliance. October 2012 

A Human Health Perspective On Climate Change.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). April 2010 

Web resources

World Health Organisation

The Global Climate and Health Alliance

UK Health Alliance on Climate Change

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Climate Change and Human Health

The Lancet: Health and Climate Change

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