13/03/17 Filed in: Report
The Nairobi Work Programme has released its synthesis report on health and adaptation. It is now available online
to view or download. Below is a synopsis of the report provided by the NWP.
Climate change presents a risk to health in a variety of ways. The health risks resulting from climate change impacts in countries are changing and the interlinkages between health, climate change and other drivers of global environmental changes are complex and need to be better understood. A large number of activities ranging from policies that are planned and implemented by governments, to various actions undertaken by intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and communities are already under way in order to address climate change impacts on health. However, a number of challenges, particularly with regard to awareness and education, as well as planning, capacity and financial mechanisms continue to limit action on the ground.
In order to better protect human health from the impacts of climate change, numerous collaborative actions need to be implemented. During the 10th Focal Point Forum of the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, which focused on health and adaptation, Parties, partner organizations and experts discussed a range of collaborative actions to protect health from the impacts of climate change and to develop resilient health systems.
This document provides a synthesis of information on the impacts of climate change on human health, and on emerging activities, challenges and opportunities for collaborative climate action, including under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. It is based on the information submitted by Parties, partner organizations and other relevant organizations, and inputs from participants during and after the 10th Focal Point Forum on health and adaptation. Read More...
03/01/17 Filed in: Request for Support
We would like to share with you a draft synthesis paper from the Nairobi Work Programme (NWP) on health and adaptation based on the information provided in the submissions and discussion held during the 10th Focal Point Forum held in Marrakech on 9th November 2016. They are seeking your inputs on the paper by January 20.
The 10th Focal Point Forum
of the NWP focused on the topic of health and adaptation, and was held on 9 November 2016 under an overall guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA in conjunction with SBSTA 45 in Marrakech, Morocco. Country delegates, NWP partner organizations’ representatives and health experts discussed emerging challenges and opportunities in responding to climate impacts on human health. As you know, the forum was informed by the submissions made by Parties and organizations on this topic. Read More...
The Nairobi work programme team at the UNFCCC secretariat invites you to contribute to the secretariat’s data compilation effort on the use of local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation.
At its forty-first session, the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) requested the secretariat under the guidance of the Chair of the SBSTA, in collaboration with the Adaptation Committee and the Least Developed Countries Expert Group, and with contributions from relevant Nairobi work programme partner organizations, to make publicly available a compilation of good practices and tools and available data collection initiatives for the use of local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation, for consideration at SBSTA 44.
In light of this call for contributions on the part of Nairobi work programme partner organizations, we welcome all information you would like to share with the secretariat regarding good practices, tools and data collection initiatives referring to the use of local, indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation. If possible it is requested that information be submitted both in English and in Spanish or French so as to allow for broader outreach and dissemination of knowledge. Read More...