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Methodological guidance: climate change and health diagnostic

Source(s):  World Bank, the (WB)
World Health Organization (WHO)

A country-based approach for assessing risks and investing in climate-smart health systems

This Climate Change and Health Diagnostic was developed to help technical staff at the WBG and other development partners facilitate an action-focused dialogue among stakeholders about risks, resilience, and the performance of sectors and systems. The Diagnostic identifies priority actions and investments to enhance a health system’s (and other related systems’) resilience, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase the climate-smart potential of planned or ongoing projects. The overall goal of conducting a climate change and health diagnostic is to link knowledge to investment.

This guidebook is designed for use by development practitioners who are conducting climate change and health diagnostics in a client country or region. The methods are new and evolving, reflecting state-ofthe-art approaches to increase resilience and promote low-carbon development. Guidance materials, including this guidebook, will be updated and revised with experience.

This work also provides an introduction to health system resilience, offers guidance on initiating the diagnostic process and forming a strong implementation team, and describes the five main stages in detail. Each chapter includes step-by-step instruction and advice.



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  • Methodological guidance: climate change and health diagnostic
  • Publication date 2018
  • Author(s) Midgley, Amelia; Guillemot, Joy Shumake; Golden, Christopher De Weir; Bouley, Timothy; Ebi, Kristie Lee;
  • Number of pages 57 p.

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