Climate-Proofing Health Care: Strategies for Resilience

Publication | June 2024
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Countries must adopt multisectoral measures to climate-proof health systems, with an emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable groups.

Key Points

  • As the adverse health impacts of climate change intensify, countries must promptly adopt multisectoral measures to climate-proof health systems, with an emphasis on safeguarding vulnerable groups.
  • In August 2023, the Asian Development Bank supported a Group of Twenty (G20) health working group for mainstreaming the climate and health agenda, and G20 Health Ministers made collective commitments.
  • During the G20 New Delhi Declaration in September 2023, G20 leaders reaffirmed this commitment and called for continued collaboration with multilateral development banks.
  • The historic COP28 Summit in December 2023 marked progress in tackling climate change, but urgent actions are needed to phase out fossil fuels and mobilize funds for climate-vulnerable countries.
  • This policy brief aims to bring forward evidence-based strategies to create resilient healthcare systems that safeguard inhabitants from the severe health effects of climate change.

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  • Climate change
  • Health