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For EU Member States, information is based on their official adaptation reporting: 2023 and 2021 adaptation reporting under the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action (see EU Adaptation ReportingClimate-ADAPT Country Profiles). Note: The relevant information has been copied from the EU official reporting on adaptation (submitted until 15 November 2023), without further elaborating the contents of the text. Some information, valid at the time of reporting, may no longer be valid today. Any necessary additions to the text are clearly highlighted. In addition, information collated in the EEA’s analysis of Climate change and health: the national policy review in Europe (2021). Note: Some information, valid at the time of publication, may no longer be valid today. Any necessary additions to the text are clearly highlighted. 

Information from Governance Regulation reporting on adaptation (2023, 2021)

The health sector is addressed in both the National Adaptation Strategy (NAS, 2008) and Action plan for a climate-proof Denmark (NAP, 2012).

The centrally convened Task Force on Climate Change Adaptation conducted a sectoral and cross-sectoral climate risk assessment “Mapping climate change – barriers and opportunities for action” (2012) analysing 14 sectors, including health, for which it presented a basic analysis of important effects of climate change, relevant division of responsibilities between the authorities and private citizens, possibilities for adaptation, initiatives planned and in progress, and barriers and opportunities for future action.

As an adaptation priority, it is an overarching goal to gather and create knowledge on how water related hazards affect most sectors, including health.

The Danish Health Authority is a member of the groups jointly responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the Danish portal for Climate Change Adaptation.

Information from EEA report. Climate change and health: the national policy overview in Europe (2022)

National policies on climate change adaptation and national health strategies were analysed to identify the coverage of climate-related impacts on health (physical, mental, and social) and the types of interventions addressing them. The report provides a European overview, while the geographical coverage of various aspects of national policies across Europe can be visualized using the map viewer. The results for Denmark are summarised here.

Policy documents reviewed:

Strategy for adaptation to climate change in Denmark (2008)

Aspects covered in the reviewed policy document:

Resources in the Observatory catalogue on Denmark

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