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UAE National Framework for Action on Climate Change and Health 2019-2021

legislation type Executive
Framework
Passed in 2019
In June 2019, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the UAE National Framework for Action on Climate Change and Health 2019-2021 that sets out the country's strategic response to public health challenges posed by climate change. 

It considers high-priority risks that emerged from the risk assessment exercise undertaken as part of the National Climate Change Adaptation Program while laying the ground for continued assessments and capacity-building amongst relevant stakeholders. Under the Framework, the UAE National Committee on Climate Change and Health has been founded to coordinate the development of a nationwide policy and action plan on health and climate change, and to steer the design and implementation of the country's public health response to climate change.

Modalities are also being established for the effective coordination between public health and climate stakeholders, and to train health personnel to deal with risks posed by climate change, particularly as it relates to vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, pregnant women, and those highly exposed. 

This information is based on the Updated Second Nationally Determined Contribution of the United Arab Emirates.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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