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Vulnerability and Adaptation to the Health Impacts of Climate Change

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Antonio Postigo argues that in contrast to the increasing recognition of the environmental outcomes of climate change, its consequences on human health have received little attention. These health impacts will be largely shaped by socio-economic factors being more severe among vulnerable communities in developing countries. He outlines the need to integrate health vulnerabilities into climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. Greater consideration of the health effects of climate change could help build stronger political priority for climate policy.Development (2008) 51, 403–408. doi:10.1057/dev.2008.44

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/dev.2008.44

Publication date: 2008-09-01

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