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National Climate Change and Health Adaptation Plan 2014-2019

legislation type Executive
Passed in 2014
This plan, part of South Africa's National Climate Change Response Policy, has six core objectives:
  • To develop and implementation plan for climate change and health adaptation in South Africa
  • To develop indicators to monitor the implementation of the plan
  • To align the plan with the framework for social determinants of health in South Africa
  • To utilize mobile resources to implement the plan
  • To identify high risk areas impacting on climate change and health
  • To encourage cooperation between relevant sectors, departments, and stakeholders
The document stipulates that the Department of Health will establish a National Climate Change and Health Steering Committee to guide how the department will conduct vulnerability assessments and develop adaptation policy in the health sector. The department will also promote capacity building, monitoring and surveillance, research and development, intersectoral cooperation, health care facilities' readiness, and international cooperation.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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