Pollution and Health

13 Jan 2009

This editorial discusses climate change and wealth, positing that rich countries must lead in a fight that affects both rich and poor.

The document includes a graph developed from calculations by Hughes at the University of Edinburgh. It shows the ratio of the cost of health and economic damage from local energy-derived air pollution (household indoor pollution from use of poor quality fuels and urban outdoor air pollution) to the cost of damage from climate change. A standard low discount rate is applied (3% per year) to convert future costs into the equivalent cost today.

13 Jan 2009

This key sheet is part of a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners examining the impact of climate change on poverty, and exploring tools for adaptation to climate change.

It looks at the impact of climate change on the health of the poor. It aims to guide the reader through the key issues of:

• Poverty and health;
• Impact of the current climate on health; and
• Impact of climate change on health.

Lastly, it advises on the implications of climate change for the health sector.

13 Jan 2009

This key sheet is part of a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners examining the impact of climate change on poverty, and exploring tools for adaptation to climate change.

It focuses on information needs in planning for and reducing risks to current climate and future climate change. It aims to guide the reader through the key issues of:

13 Jan 2009

This key sheet is part of a series aimed at DFID staff and development partners examining the impact of climate change on poverty, and exploring tools for adaptation to climate change.

It focuses on insurance as a means of spreading risk and supporting risk reduction and disaster management. It aims to guide the reader through the key issues of:

• How insurance works;
• Challenges faced by insurance in developing countries; and
• New approaches to insurance in developing countries.

13 Jan 2009

This document is a press release announcing the new special report from the Public Health and Air Pollution in Asia program (PAPA) of the Health Effects Institute (HEI).

Prepared by PAPA’s International Scientific Oversight Committee, the "Review of the Health Effects of Air Pollution in the Developing Countries of Asia" was undertaken in partnership with the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities and is intended to help inform regional policy makers about the state of the science concerning air pollution and health in major Asian cities.