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Climate change and health in the Western Pacific Region : synthesis of evidence, profiles of selected countries and policy direction

This report synthesizes information and approaches on climate change and health pertinent to Member States in the Western Pacific Region. It also examines efforts and initiatives by various experts and stakeholders, with an in-depth look at experiences in seven Member States that reflect the diversity of the Region. Finally, it offers recommendations for policy-makers. There is serious concern about the impact of the changing climate. The WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific has taken the initiative in addressing health issues related to climate change, but further action is needed to support efforts to confront climate change in Member States and in various sectors. Health must be mainstreamed into efforts to address climate change, and action must be coordinated and integrated across national boundaries and in all sectors.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Climate change
  • Public health
  • Sustainable Development Goals
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • American Samoa
  • Australia
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • French Polynesia
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Mongolia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Viet Nam
  • Wallis and Futuna
Copyright Yes
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Author (corporate) World Health Organization
ISBN number 978 92 9061 737 2
Publication date 2015
Keywords climate change and health,western pacific
Date uploaded December 3, 2019, 12:45 (UTC)
Date modified January 6, 2020, 08:40 (UTC)