Climate change and health: a tool to estimate health and adaptation costs

Europe and Central Asia
Sectors and Themes
Expertise Level
Resource Type
Analysis Tools
Developer or Source
World Health Organization (WHO)

An economic analysis tool to support health adaptation planning in European Member States. It is expected to be applied in Member States mainly by line ministries responsible for climate change adaptation. It provides step-by-step guidance on estimating (‎a)‎ the costs associated with damage to health due to climate change, (‎b)‎ the costs for adaptation in various sectors to protect health from climate change and (‎c)‎ the efficiency of adaptation measures, i.e. the cost of adaptation versus the expected returns, or averted health costs. It consists of a document describing the methods step-by-step and a manual with an Excel spreadsheet, which is a visual aid for calculating costs. To obtain the Excel spreadsheet, please send an e-mail

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