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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)

Health is covered in the Climate-related vulnerability and risk assessments (subject of Act No. 24/2006 Coll. on EIA/SEA and amendment No. 142/2017 Coll). The expected impacts of a proposed activity on the environment, including health, and an estimate of their significance (expected impacts direct, indirect, secondary, cumulative, synergistic, short-term, temporary, long-term and permanent, caused during construction and implementation), including impacts on climatic conditions and the vulnerability of the proposed activity to climate change, shall be assessed.

Health and healthy populations are one of the seven specific areas at the core of the Action plan for the implementation of the Slovak Republic Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NAP, 2021). The NAP is intended to contribute to a better translation of adaptation measures into the sectoral policies of the ministries concerned.

In the area of health and healthy populations, progress on priorities include Government Resolution No. 3/2019 of 9 January 2019, which approved the National Environment and Human Health Action Plan V (NEHAP V). The primary objective of NEHAP V is to minimize risks from the environment that may harm and endanger human health through the proposed activities of each priority area, which includes climate change. NEHAP V is also recognized as an effort to integrate climate change adaptation into health sectoral policies, plans and programmes.

Adaptation actions and measures addressing the health sector include:

  • Recovery and Resilience Plan of the Slovak Republic: The main objective of the Slovak Recovery and Resilience Plan is to transform Slovakia into a modern state with an innovative economy, which will also be a healthy and green country. It is divided into five key areas: Better education for everyone; Competitive and innovative Slovakia; Green Slovakia; Healthy living for everyone; Efficient state and digitalisation. The Green Slovakia area includes a Climate Change Adaptation component. The approval process was completed on 13.7.2021. The total planned allocation is EUR 6 575 million, of which the Climate Change Adaptation component is EUR 159 million.

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 Slovakia are summarised here.

Policy documents reviewed:

Adaptation strategy to climate change of the Slovak republic (2018)

Adaptation plan for implementation of the Adaptation strategy to climate change of the Slovak republic (2021)

Aspects covered in the reviewed policy document:

Resources in the Observatory catalogue on Slovakia

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