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Browse resources related to health and adaptation in the Adaptation Knowledge Portal, and learn more about engagement opportunities in these thematic areas under under the Nairobi work programme below.

Health is a key thematic area of the Nairobi work programme,​ as madated by decision 17/CP.19SBSTA 44; and SBSTA 48.

Climate change is a common concern for human health and well-being. Climate change presents a risk to health in a variety of ways. The impacts of climate change on health are already evident, and will become increasingly prevalent. The significant risks of climate change to health include direct effects (such as general warming leading to heat-related mortality and increased disease transmission) and indirect effects (such as climate change impacts on food production, migration rates and the ability of people to work in extreme weather conditions). 



How can your organization/entity further support resilience through knowledge? 

  1. Make an action pledge to support adaptation planning and implementation related to health
  2. Share your resources on health and adaptation here on the Adaptation knowledge portal including case studies, tools and methods, and other resources
  3. Send us news about upcoming publications and events at
  4. Become a NWP partner organization​​


Recognizing the adverse effects of climate change on human health, governments agreed to undertake concrete activities addressing health under the NWP in order to inform adaptation planning and actions at the regional, national and subnational level. In response, a range of activities have been undertaken under the NWP to advance action through knowledge to address human health with some in progress.


The table below highlights relevant outputs on health; and work in progress corresponding to different steps of the NWP knowledge-to-action methodology.

Steps​​ Outputs​
  • Scoping​
  • Engage with expert groups
  • Refine knowledge
  • Co-design actions​​
  • Planned work for 2019
  • Report and disseminate finding
  • Facilitate partnerships to mobilize support​
  • ​Planned work for 2019

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