Strengthening climate-resilient health systems: opportunities and challenges – policy brief

Read this policy brief here.

Climate change poses a significant threat to the stability of health systems around the world by escalating heat-related illnesses, intensifying extreme weather events and shifting infectious disease patterns. These climate shocks are increasing pressure on already-overburdened health systems, which also face the challenge of reducing their own contribution to greenhouse gas emissions from energy consumption, transportation and waste generation.

This policy brief summarises key lessons from a webinar hosted by Rebuild for Resilience on Strengthening climate-resilient health systems: Opportunities and challenges in May 2024. It brings together learning on ‘climate mainstreaming’ in the health sector from three projects undertaken by Oxford Policy Management to understand what mainstreaming means in practice and identify lessons for policy and implementation change.


Further information

Video: Watch the recording of this webinar here

Slides: Read the slides from this webinar here

Blog post: Read Can climate finance make a major contribution to funding health system resilience? here



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