The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published a briefing highlighting the key health impacts resulting from climate change in Europe. The report also examines the opportunities to reduce climate-related health risks through adaptation policies aligned with mitigation actions.
European countries are facing increasing threats from climate change, including extreme weather events and infectious diseases. The briefing notes that, while all EU member states have strategies or plans for adaptation, actions addressing the climate threats to health could be better supported by further knowledge on effective solutions.
Source: EEA, 4 March 2021