Key Priority Areas

Climate change, the environment and health

Climate change presents a number of different threats to health, by affecting the social and determinants of health, like clean air, drinking water, food security and shelter. Although everyone will feel the impacts of climate change, we know there are some groups and health systems that are at higher risk of its adverse impacts. These impacts can be attributable to gender norms, roles and relations, along with other social determinants of health that contribute to differences in vulnerability to climate change and resultant health outcomes. By strengthening our climate change efforts by applying a gender and equity lens, can help build and sustain climate resilient health systems that are better prepared and responsive to the effective of clime change for all people.

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