Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing society worldwide. In the light of numerous risks created by climate change, health is an increasing area of concern.
However, it has rarely been at the centre of climate narratives, with public health policies and climate adaptation interventions often overlooking the health impacts of climate change. If no additional adaptation measures are taken, the burden of climate-sensitive diseases, both infectious and non-communicable, is anticipated to rise significantly. This report is the start of continuous efforts to raise climate action ambition, as well as to address and adapt to the health impacts of climate change – the most detrimental challenge global societies face. Produced by the World Economic Forum and The Rockefeller Foundation, it marks their commitment to work closely with multistakeholder groups to drive collective action for positive change and use their unique position to leverage political, financial, social and human capital to support upstream solutions and protect vulnerable communities.