Health and Climate Change Country Profile 2021: Slovakia – Slovakia

Overview

This **WHO/EURO-UNFCCC Country Profile on Health and Climate Change for Slovakia**provides a summary of the available evidence on climate risks, health vulnerabilities, health impacts and progress made to date in health sector efforts to build a climate-resilient health system.

The WHO and the UNFCCC Draft country profile on health and climate change monitors the health impacts of climate change and progress in building climate-resilient health systems. By publishing updated country profiles every four years, the project not only provides an overview of a range of national health and climate change indicators, but also creates a mechanism to track climate-related health impacts. climate and responses over time. During the first cycle of the project in 2015, almost 50 country profiles were published. The number of country profiles is significantly increased during the second cycle, with around 100 country profiles expected to be published by the end of 2021.

Country profiles are developed in close collaboration with WHO regional and country offices, national health authorities and health stakeholders. The overall objectives of the WHO/UNFCCC Health and Climate Change Country Profile Project are:

  • Raising awareness of the health impacts of climate change
  • Support evidence-based decision-making to build resilience in health systems
  • Support health participation in national and international climate processes such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Promote actions that improve health while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Teresa H. Sadler