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Funding opportunities under the Adaptation Fund

The Adaptation Fund finances projects in developing countries to support vulnerable communities in adapting to climate change. Projects can be developed for climate change and health.

Categories: Financing, Climate Resilient Health Systems, Access to climate change funding for health, Climate Change & Health Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessments, Health National Adaptation Plans, Funding opportunity, Guidance document, Global

Global Roadmap for Health Care Decarbonization

This document establishes a global vision for health systems to work toward zero emissions while advancing climate resilience and global health goals. It also provides country specific information for 68 nations to begin to develop their own analysis and national road maps.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Discussion paper, Global

Technical Series on Adapting to Climate-Sensitive Health Impacts: Diarrhoeal Diseases

This guidance document outlines the process for conducting a climate change and health V&A assessment for diarrhoeal diseases. It describes the steps for identifying vulnerable population to diarrhoeal diseases, establishing relevant baselines that can be monitored, analysing future climate change impacts, and implementing appropriate responses.

Categories: Nutrition, Climate Resilient Health Systems, Climate Change & Health Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessments, Guidance document, Global

Integrated surveillance: Early Warning and Response System (EWARS)

The EWARS model uses historical climate and health data to predict outbreaks of climate-sensitive diseases, including dengue, cholera, and malaria. The outputs support the implementation of warning systems to detect outbreaks in real-time. A user manual and instructional videos are available with step-by-step implementation guidance.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Climate Change & Health Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessments, Health National Adaptation Plans, Tools, Global

Mainstreaming Gender in Health Adaptation to Climate Change Programmes

This document provides guidance on integrating gender considerations into all stages of climate change and health programs, including in the identification, formulation, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation stages. It includes guidance on conducting gender analysis of health vulnerability and designing gender-responsive adaptation programs.

Categories: Nutrition, Climate Resilient Health Systems, Climate Change & Health Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessments, Health National Adaptation Plans, Guidance document, Global

Climate-Resilient Water Safety Plans: Managing Health Risks Associated with Climate Variability and Change

This document supports Water Safety Plan (WSP) teams to incorporate climate change in the WSP process to improve water safety through climate vulnerability assessments, disaster risk reduction, and integrated water resources management. It is designed to be used with the WHO/IWA Water Safety Plan manual.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Health National Adaptation Plans, Guidance document, Global

Pacific Islands Action Plan on Climate Change and Health

This Action Plan presents the short- and long-term actions and indicators for building climate-resilient health in Pacific Island Countries. It provides examples of adaptation actions which may be applicable in other contexts.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Health National Adaptation Plans, Country experience, Western Pacific

Climate Change and Health Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments: A Knowledge to Action Resource Guide

This guide offers tools and guidance for conducting vulnerability and adaptation assessments (V&A) in Canada. It includes assessment guidance tools and completed Canadian study examples. It is a useful resource for others conducting a climate change and health V&A assessment.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Climate Change & Health Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessments, Health National Adaptation Plans, Guidance document, Tools, Global, Americas (Pan American Health Organization)

Sustainable Procurement Index for Health (SPIH)

The SPIH is an excel tool to aid the procurement process by assessing greenhouse gas emissions and other sustainability indicators of suppliers and their products. The tool consists of set of questions and a scoring approach and comes with a user’s guide and webinar recording.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Guidance document, Tools, Global

Health Care Climate Footprint

This report provides a global estimate of health systems’ greenhouse gas emissions (with 43 country specific estimates) and examines the contributions of specific elements, such as anesthetic gases. It identifies research gaps to further understand the sector’s emissions and outlines multi-level policy recommendations for climate action.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, GHG emissions baseline assessments, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Discussion paper, Global

The HealthcareLCA Database of Environmental Assessments within Healthcare

HealthcareLCA is a repository of healthcare-related life cycle assessments (LCA), which include individual pharmaceuticals and health systems. The LCAs evaluate global warming potential, and other environmental and health impact categories. This is a useful resource to guide the alignment of procurement with a low-carbon pathway.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, GHG emissions baseline assessments, Tools, Global

The Green Theatre Checklist to Reduce the Environmental Impact of Operating Theatres.

This resource contains a checklist and an associated compendium of evidence developed by surgical colleges in the UK to assist surgical teams in reducing the carbon footprint of operating theatres. It is a practical resource to aid the implementation of low-carbon health systems.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Tools, Global, Europe

How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Inhaler Prescribing - A Guide for Healthcare Professionals in the UK

This guide aims to reduce the carbon footprint of inhaler prescribing in the UK healthcare system, contributing towards achieving zero emissions. It provides principles, approaches, FAQs, and carbon footprint category of inhaler devices. It targets UK healthcare professionals but could be useful in other settings.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Guidance document, Country experience, Europe

NHS England’s Net Zero Supplier Roadmap

This document is the National Health Service (NHS) roadmap to help suppliers align with their net zero ambition up to 2030. This approach builds on UK Government procurement policy and serves as a good practice example for others embarking on low carbon procurement pathways.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Country experience, Europe

Healthcare's Response to Climate Change: A Carbon Footprint Assessment of the NHS in England

This article contains the National Health Service in England’s latest developments on its greenhouse gas accounting work, including interventions for mitigation efforts, and an approach applicable to other country’s health settings. It is a useful resource for those working on GHG emissions baseline assessments.

Categories: Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Supply chains, Net zero health systems, GHG emissions baseline assessments, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Guidance document, Country experience, Global

Climate Impact and Risk Assessment 2021 for Germany

This report provides a summary of the 2021 Climate Impact and Risk Assessment for Germany, which will be used to develop their next Adaptation Action Plans. It includes six sub-reports, with pages 84 to 88 focused on human health.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Climate Change & Health Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessments, Country experience, Europe

Investing in Health and Social Protection Systems: A Proposed Investment Agenda Towards the SDGs

The Finance in Common platform (FICS), hosted by Agence Française de Développement (AFD), presents an opportunity to unlock climate change funding for health by convening public development banks and private institutions to promote alignment in strategies and practices with a focus on social and climate agendas.

Categories: Financing, Access to climate change funding for health, Discussion paper, Global

WHO Guidance to Protect Health from Climate Change through Health Adaptation Planning

This document outlines the process for developing a Health National Adaption Plan (HNAP) and ensuring the integration of health into the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Health National Adaptation Plans, Guidance document, Global

WHO Operational Framework for Building Climate Resilient Health Systems

This framework provides guidance for health systems and public health programming to increase their capacity for protecting health in an unstable and changing climate. It can be used as a practical tool to guide HNAP development and implementation.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Health National Adaptation Plans, Guidance document, Tools, Global

WHO Guidance for Climate Resilient and Environmentally Sustainable Health Care Facilities

This guidance aims to enhance the capacity of health care facilities (HCFs) to protect and improve health in an unstable and changing climate and to empower HCFs to be environmentally sustainable, by optimizing resource use and minimizing the release of waste into the environment.

Categories: Climate Resilient Health Systems, Low Carbon Sustainable Health Systems, Health National Adaptation Plans, Net zero health systems, Action Plans for sustainable low carbon health systems, Guidance document, Global

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