Climate change affects human health and well-being in manifold ways, that go beyond merely heat and flooding. Several climate hazards pose both physical and mental health risks, and not all people are impacted equally.

For diverse climatic impact drivers, the health effect pages provide insights in the risk pathways, and describe observed and future health effects, including for vulnerable groups. Policy responses to prevent, prepare for and reduce the impacts complement the risk information. Each health effect page also contains links to associated resources of the Observatory catalogue, such as indicators, case studies or tools.

Explore how diverse climate hazards impact human health via the pages in this section

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