This report was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR), under the Climate Risk Management Technical Assistance Support Project (CRM TASP). The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) implemented the CRM TASP in seven countries (Dominican Republic, Honduras, Kenya, Nicaragua, Niger, Peru and Uganda).
Presentation of the National Policy on Climate Change for Namibia (2011) by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. The Africa Adaptation Programme in Namibia contributed to the development of this strategy and plan.
This document discusses the current situation in the health sector with regards to climate change and also makes recommendations on the next possible steps that can be taken as well as discusses how AAP can be linked with on-going interventions in health sector.
The health sector is expected to be negatively affected by climate change. Climate change is expected to affect human health directly through increasing morbidity and mortality impacts, as a result of temperature extremes, vectors of infectious diseases, proliferation of non-vector-borne infectious diseases, declining air quality, more frequent floods and storms, and indirectly through...
WILL ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE OUTCOMES MINIMISE HEALTH IMPACTS?
Approximately 18% of Government of Ghana’s budget is spent annually on health. This is used to combat the impact of disease conditions (e.g. diarrhoeal disease, malaria and malnutrition among others) which are known to be influenced by climatic factors through negative or adverse changes in temperature, rainfall...
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice and change to those who need it most.
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