The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in the Collaboration with WHO also framed 2023-2033 Implementation Plan for Advancing Climate, Environment and Health Science and Services to manage the impact of Climate Change.
The plan aims to achieve “better health and well-being for people facing existing and emerging extreme weather events, climate change and environmental risks’’.
It seeks to promote a coordinated approach to manage the impact of climate, weather, air pollution, ultraviolet radiation, extreme events and other environmental factors on health.
At least 15,000 people died in Europe because of extreme heat in 2022.
From 2030-2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year.
Up to 8.4 billion people could be at risk from two major vector-borne diseases, malaria and dengue, by the end of the century.