Report

Review: Health in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)

Climate change has a significant effect on health, whether through heat stress, increased spread of vector-borne diseases, or harm due to extreme weather events. 
April 21, 2021

The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process helps countries address the impacts of climate change on their economies, communities, and ecosystems. This includes efforts to promote adaptation in the health sector.

Developed in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), this report analyzes how health impacts are addressed in 19 NAP documents submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as of December 2020. Furthermore, it identifies areas of opportunity for greater consideration of health in NAP processes, toward climate-resilient health systems.

Report details

Topic
Climate Change Adaptation
Region
Global
Project
NAP Global Network
Focus area
Climate
Publisher
World Health Organization (WHO)
Copyright
World Health Organization (WHO), 2021