• Most important projects and stakeholders working in this area of public health, including intergovernmental organizations, national government bodies, and non-state actors.

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    Stakeholders & projects
    Organisations: 10
  • Information and evidence resources, issue briefs, case studies and evidence synthesis briefs that can inform policy-making.

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    Evidence and evidence-informed practice
    Databases: 1Overviews: 60
  • A collection of policies and analyses in this area of public health in the WHO European Region.

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    Policy & analysis
    Policy: 11Analysis: 3
  • A reference list of tools and methods to aid in the design, implementation and monitoring of policies in this area of public health.

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    Tools & methods
    Policy support: 15
  • Explore related indicators and visualizations, download data in Excel and CSV formats, analyze and share graphics.

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    Indicators & visualizations
    Indicators: 9Visualizations: 19

About the theme

Climate change already contributes significantly to the global burden of disease and its health effects are projected to increase in all countries and regions. Throughout the 21st century, governmental and societal choices on reducing greenhouse gas emissions (mitigation) and preparing for and managing the current and projected consequences of a changing climate (adaptation) will affect the health and well-being of all people. It is crucial that those choices and related measures are decisive and based on the best available evidence.

Featured indicator

  • Population weighted annual mean PM10 in cities (Map)
  • Population weighted annual mean PM2.5 in cities (Bar chart)
  • Population weighted annual mean SOMO35 in cities (Line chart)