Geneva, 31 October 2022 (TDI): The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) together unveiled, ClimaHealth, the first global knowledge platform devoted to climate and health, today.

It is in response to the increased demand for knowledge that may be used to safeguard people from the health issues associated with environmental dangers and climate change.

In order to better serve users on both sides of the climate-environment-health interface, this living platform will be improved with new content and dynamic features throughout the ensuing months and years.

According to Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Coordinator of the WHO’s climate change and health programme, “Climate change is killing people right now.

Clean air, safe water, food, and shelter are among the necessities that are being compromised. It takes evidence-based policy supported by the finest available science and instruments to mitigate its effects.”

In this regard, strong partnerships and collaboration are essential between the providers and consumers of climate information to adapt it for use in the health sector.

ClimaHealth will support the advancement of multidisciplinary research, national capacity, & the application of evidence & decision-making tools, to inform & promote action & investment, by a wide variety of audiences, from policymakers to community groups.

Moreover, it will utilize specialized environmental and climatic science as well as public health technologies, such as illness forecasting and heat early warning systems, has the potential to save many lives.

Users of the website will be able to interact with international experts and discover happenings, news, potentials, technical knowledge and data, practical judgment and understanding tools, case studies, and carefully crafted guidelines and various studies.

It is pertinent to note that health and climate are closely related. Severe weather, environmental devastation, and climate variability all significantly affect human welfare and health. Climate-related health concerns are now more widely dispersed than ever.