Important climate and health documents

Lessons learned on health adaptation to climate variability and change (experiences across low and middle income countries)

Kristie Ebi and Mariam Otmani del Barrio, 2015

This report looks closely at health adaptation projects with the goal of identifying lessons learned and good practice examples, as well as the potential for scaling up projects and any key barriers and challenges to scaling up. To meet these goals, the authors conducted a desk review and synthesis of multinational health adaptation projects and collected qualitative data through interviews and focus group discussions. This report will be incorporated into the global operational framework for climate change adaptation in the health sector, developed by the WHO. View the publication here.

Adaptation to social, environmental and climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases

TDR/WHO, 2012

This is the report from an informal expert consultation on "Adaptation to Social, Environmental and Climate Change Impacts on Vector-Borne Diseases", convened by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) in collaboration with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and hosted by the Ethiopian Climate and Health Working Group (CHWG) in Addis Ababa, February 27-29, 2012. The overall objective of the consultation was to enable key regional stakeholders to assess and, through consensus, prioritize research needs regarding public health adaptation to social, environmental and climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases in Africa. View the publication here.