Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Human health and climate change


About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.

Human health and climate change
Human health and climate change

Human health and climate change — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Adaptation and Health in Zambia
George Kasali describes key factors that make Zambia's health sector vulnerable to climate change, focusing on malaria and the impacts of floods and droughts. Published October 2009

Climate and Health in Bhutan
Dago Tschering and Gyambo Sithey identify the main areas in which Bhutan is at risk from adverse climate change effects on health. Published October 2009

Malaria in Cotonou, Benin
Krystel Dossou describes how climate change could affect malaria prevalence in the city of Cotonou in Benin. Published October 2009

Health Impacts in Poor Nations
Hannah Reid describes the range of direct and indirect impacts that climate change could have on health in poorer countries. Published August 2009

Climate and Health Issues for Least Developed Countries
Sari Kovats describes research and policy priorities needed to address links between climate change and health in the Least Developed Countries. Published August 2009

Air Pollution and Crop Yields
Neela Mukherjee discusses the impacts and policy implications of air pollution on crop yields in northern India. Published September 2000

El Niņo and Human Health
Sari Kovats and Mark Cresswell assess the potential benefits of seasonal forecasting for human health with particular regard to El Niņo events. Published September 1999

On the Web

Climate and Health Information Exchange
The Climate and Health Information Exchange is an activity of a Collaborative Research Network supported by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research.

Climate Change - Health and Environmental Effects
Overview of the subject of health and climate change from th United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Climate Change 2001: Human Health
IPCC Working Group II chapter on climate impacts on human health.

Climate Change and Human Health - Risks and Responses
Climate Change and Human Health - Risks and Responses, from the World Health Organization, seeks to describe the context and process of global climate change, its actual or likely impacts on health, and how human societies and their governments should respond with particular focus on the health sector. Published 2003

Climate Change: Potential Effects on Human Health in New Zealand
Climate Change: Potential Effects on Human Health in New Zealand, from the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment, considers the implications of climate change for human health in New Zealand. Published September 2001

Health and Climate Change
Health and Climate Change, from the Lancet, makes a strong case for linking climate and health goals and provides a quantitative underpinning for this important health message. Published November 2009

Human Health & Global Climate Change: A Review of Potential Impacts in the United States
Human Health & Global Climate Change, from the Pew Center, reports on potential climate effects on human health in the United States. Published December 2000

Human Health and Climate Change in Oceania: A Risk Assessment 2002
Human Health and Climate Change in Oceania: A Risk Assessment 2002, from the Australian Department of Health and Ageing, provides a risk assessment of various potential health impacts of climate change over the coming decades in Australia and, in specified instances, neighbouring populations of New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Published April 2003

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015