What are Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessments?
Vulnerability and Adaptation (V&A) Assessments evaluate current and future vulnerability (i.e. the susceptibility of a population or region to harm) to the health risks of climate change, and identify policies and programmes that could increase resilience, taking into account the multiple determinants of climate-sensitive health outcomes.
How do they support health adaptation?
The assessment outcome provides the fundamental scientific evidence for decision makers on the extent and magnitude of current and likely health risks attributable to climate change and priority policies and programmes to prevent and reduce the severity of future impacts.