SP 4.2 Vulnerability and adaptation analysis as a tool for climate change adaptation planning in the health sector at national and local level

 Wednesday 11 May, 13.30 – 15.15, Leeuwen Room I

Climate change has been identified as the defining health issue of this century. Vulnerability and adaptation assessment (V&A) has been promoted as a necessary tool for viable climate change adaptation planning in the health sector at national and local level. This session aims to provide a platform for exploring the lessons learned of V&As in Malawi, Cambodia and Grenada. The benefits of the various methodological approaches
and the challenges experienced will be discussed during the panel discussion and other practitioners in the field of climate change adaptation in the health sector will be invited to contribute.

Organised by Maylin Meincke, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany
Partners World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland/Malawi
Malteser International, Cambodia
Chair Elena Villalobos Prats, WHO, Switzerland
Rapporteur Ute Jugert, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany
Presentations

Increasing resilience to health related impacts of climate change in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia: a vulnerability and adaptation assessment at the local level
Richard Hocking, Malteser International, Cambodia

Vulnerability and adaptation assessment: the Malawian experience
Allone Ganizani, Ministry of Health, Malawi

Vulnerability and adaptation assessment in Grenada: a qualitative approach
Maylin Meincke, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the Department of Environmental Health, Ministry of Health and Social Security, Grenada

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