Knowledge

Climate Change

WHO Guidance for Climate Resilient and Environmentally Sustainable Health Care Facilities

Publication

The aim of this guidance is to enhance the capacity of health care facilities to protect and improve the health of their target communities in an unstable and changing climate; and to empower health care facilities to be environmentally sustainable, by optimizing the use of resources and minimizing the release of waste into the environment. Climate resilient and environmentally sustainable health care facilities contribute to high quality of care and accessibility of services, and by helping reduce facility costs also ensure better affordability. They are, therefore, an important component of universal health coverage (UHC).

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Published by: World Health Organization

Environment & Climate Change. The impact of climate change on human mobility

Report

This publication highlights the impact of climate change on human mobility. It provides facts and figures on climate change, case-study examples, and describes the IFRC Policy on Migration. 

Published by: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Act on Climate: California communities addressing climate change and health

Fact sheet

This report provides a series of case studies from communities across the state, demonstrating how local communities can incorporate climate change impacts and solutions into public health and strategies.

Published by: Public Health Institute (PHI)

Clear the air for children

Report
A study on the impact of air pollution on children. The study found that around 300 million children currently live in areas where outdoor air pollution exceeds internation guidelines by at least six times. 

Published by: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Climate Change and Labor: Impacts of Heat in the Workplace

Report
 This report looks at the impact of rising temperatures due to climate change on the workforce. Rising heat in the workplace implies severe effects for Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and emerging economies with high concentrations of outdoor labour and industrial and service sector workers operating in ineffectively climate controlled conditions.

Published by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Shaping smarter and more sustainable cities - Striving for sustainable development goals

Report

This document provides guidance to city leaders in establishing a framework for the management, control and optimization of the Smart Sustainable City environment as a laboratory for innovation and urban simulation.

Published by: International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Unless we act now: The impact of climate change on children

Report

This report aims to build the evidence base on children and climate change by focusing on the major climate-related risks; children’s current and future exposure to these risks; and the policies required to protect children from these risks.

Published by: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the front line

Publication

This book brings together the knowledge and opinions of 40 contributors - scientists, development workers, and experts in health, nutrition and children’s rights - in an attempt to build up a clear picture of what climate change means for the children of today and tomorrow.

Published by: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

SDG 11 Synthesis Report

Publication

This synthesis report is the first publication showing the progress, challenges and opportunities of global monitoring of this Sustainable Development Goal. This report complements the 2018 Secretary-General’s Progress Report on SDGs which shows progress in the form of story lines, and the 2018 Secretary-General’s first quadrennial report on progress made in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

Published by: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Climate Change and Labor: Impacts of Heat in the Workplace

Report

 This report looks at the impact of rising temperatures due to climate change on the workforce. Rising heat in the workplace implies severe effects for Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and emerging economies with high concentrations of outdoor labour and industrial and service sector workers operating in ineffectively climate controlled conditions.

Published by: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Diabetes and Climate Change Report

Report

This report, aims to outline the interconnections between climate change and diabetes; establish the co-benefits of combating two global risks in an integrated policy agenda; and inform the global discussion on health and sustainable development.

Published by: International Diabetes Federation (IDF)

FAO Regional Initiatives: Supporting member states to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Strategy document

This document highlights FAO’s mandate related to SDG Goals, and points out that there is a need for placing sustainable agriculture and food systems in the center of the agenda applying the five principles of sustainable food and agriculture.

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

The future of food and agriculture: Trends and challenges

Report

This report sheds some light on the nature of the challenges that agriculture and food systems are facing now and throughout the 21st century, and provides some insights as to what is at stake and what needs to be done.

Published by: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers

Guide
This guide covers psychological first aid which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It gives a framework for supporting people in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities.

Published by: World Health Organization

Health in Asia and the Pacific

Report

This book highlights differences and similarities across the Asia Pacific Region and clarifies obstacles to achieving good health. It is aimed at providing countries with the truly pan-regional information they need to provide better health for all comes at a crucial time when global economic downturn threatens to dry up public funds and crimp governments’ spending power.

Published by: WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

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