Accounting for Health Impacts of Climate Change

Report / Paper

Accounting for Health Impacts of Climate Change

AUTHORS: Asian Development Bank

PUBLISHED DATE

October 2011

RESOURCE

Climate change will affect health in most countries in Asia and the Pacific. It will challenge the public health community at the global, regional and national levels with emerging diseases and existing diseases increasing and spreading geographically. This study aims to improve the understanding of the human health dimensions of climate change and how projects in areas other than health, such as agriculture, water financing programs, and disaster risk reduction need to account explicitly for the health impacts of their interventions.