Toolkit for Health Professionals on Communicating about Climate Change and Health

Mar 29, 2024 | All Categories, Reports

Climate change presents one of the most significant global health challenges, already negatively affecting communities worldwide. Communicating the health risks of climate change and the health benefits of climate solutions is both necessary and helpful. To support this,

the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with partners is launching a new toolkit designed to equip health and care workers with the knowledge and confidence to effectively communicate about climate change and health.

The toolkit provides comprehensive resources to help health professionals understand the health impacts of climate change, as well as health co-benefits of climate action, build confidence in communication, and engage with various stakeholders effectively. By empowering health and care workers to communicate about climate change and health, it aims to drive collective action towards mitigating climate change, building resilience and safeguarding public health.

The communications toolkit was developed by WHO in collaboration with Health Canada, the Global Climate and Health Alliance, George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, Climate and Health Alliance Australia, and the Canadian Medical Association.

The toolkit launch event took place online on Zoom. Recording of the event is available below.


Communicating on climate change and health: toolkit for health professionals. Geneva: World
Health Organization; 2024. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.

Funding Sources

World Health Organization