Climate Change and Human Health

Climate change is a significant and emerging threat to public health, and changes the way we must look at protecting vulnerable populations.

WHO has an active and long-standing programme on protecting health from climate change, guided by a World Health Assembly resolution.

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Crafting Climate Change Policy

Uganda is crafting a climate change policy to check environmental hazards resulting from human activities in the exploration and exploitation of oil wells.

Experts warn that lack of a national climate change policy in the wake of the oil discovery in Uganda may exacerbate environmental degradation.

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Regional workshop

 

On April 15-16, the CCU organised a Regional Lessons learned workshop in Conducting Assessments of the Economic Impacts of Climate Change, hosted by the University of Makerere. This workshop aimed at sharing lessons from previous Economic Assessments in order to feed into the methodology that will be used in the Uganda Economic Assessmentcurrently implemented by Baastel consultants. Invited participants from Rwanda, Tanzania andKenyapresented their own experience, and a large number of stakeholders from government ministries, NGOs and civil society contributed to the success of this workshop.
The Study is driven by the Climate Change Unit, with financial support from CDKN and DIFD.

 

Global Environmental Change

Large-scale and global environmental hazards to human health include climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, changes in ecosystems due to loss of biodiversity, changes in hydrological systems and the supplies of freshwater, land degradation, urbanization, and stresses on food-producing systems.

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