Accounting for Health Impacts of Climate Change

Publication | July 2011

Asia and the Pacific host the greatest number of people vulnerable to the projected adverse impacts of climate change. Climate change is expected to modify and often to magnify the current burden of diseases in the region.

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.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Climate Change, Health, and Costs
  • Managing the Health Impacts of Climate Change through Sector Projects
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • References