A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



General information

Climate change and human health @ USEPA

Climate effects on health @ USCD


Journal of Climate Change and Health


     · Lancet Countdown

     · Health & Climate Change

New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)

     Climate change

Institutions ~ International organizations & initiatives

World Health Organization (WHO)

     Climate change and health

Institutions ~ NGOs, alliances & coalitions

Clean Cooking Alliance

Climate for Health

Climate Code Blue

     · "...a group of physician activists who believe that the climate crisis, like a “Code Blue” in the

       medical setting, requires urgent attention."

Global Climate & Health Alliance

Health & Climate Solutions

Healthy Professionals for a Healthy Climate (HPforHC)

Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP)

Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health

Select readings on global public health & climate change

     · In reverse chronological order.

Executive Order on Protecting Public Health & the Climate Crisis

    · Full title: Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science

      to Tackle the Climate Crisis

    · 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden, Executive Order 13990

    · Signed by President Joe Biden on his first day in the Oval Office after his inauguration

    · Implemented a review or revocation of policy that detrimentally impacts the environment such

      as the Keystone XL Pipeline, and policies from the previous Trump administration

    · Declared the United States commitment to improving public health by means of further research

      that can later provide recommendations for the betterment of the environment and public health

Report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Code red for a healthy future

     · 2021, Marina Romanello et al., The Lancet

     · Highlights inequities exacerbated by climate change and underscores the fact that marginalized

       groups face the greatest burden from a changing climate

     · Extensive review of evidence that climate change has negative implications on human health

       followed with an outline of the necessary policy responses

Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity,

   & protect health

     · 2021, Lukoye Atwoli et al., The Lancet

     · Draws attention to the irreversible harm to health that will occur if emergency action against

       climate change is not taken  

     · Highlights the lack of substantiable change that has occurred in the realm of reaching net-zero

       emissions and proposes actions that could be taken in response

Third National Climate Assessment

     · 2014, John Balbus et al., U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)

     · Extensive assessment detailing a wide array of health impacts caused by climate change with a

       particular focus on those most at-risk, preparedness and prevention to prevent human harm, and

       the positive health outcomes associated with combating climate change.

     · Explores the reasoning behind specific health outcomes correlated with climate-related illness.

Health in the Greenhouse

     · 1989, Anonymous, The Lancet

     · One of the first publications in a journal to document the implications of climate change with a

       connection to public health

     · Examines the direct result of “man's industrial activities” and the subsequent impact inflicted on

       human health

     · Concludes by stating that the cost of doing nothing as opposed to finding a solution to the climate

       issues proposed is immeasurable  

Health & climate change

Contents of this page:

     · General information

       · Periodicals

         · Institutions

                ~ International organizations & initiatives

                ~ NGOs

           · Select readings on global public health and climate change

Lilah Goldberg of Brandeis & Northwestern Universities contributed to this page in 2022.