Climate change: health effects in the UK

This report provides further evidence, analysis and recommendations, based on the most recent climate change projections for the UK.



In 2009 the latest long-range climate projections for the UK were published in order to inform the UK’s first Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA), required by the Climate Change Act (2008), covering 11 sectors across society.

This is the third report on the health effects of climate change in the UK published by the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England) in partnership with the Department of Health.

This 2012 report complements the Health Sector report of the CCRA by providing scientific evidence of the wider risks to public health from climate change in the UK.