Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: IPCC Fifth Assessment, Working Group II

Our group contributed heavily to Chapter 11 of the working Group II report entitled Human Health: Impacts, Adaptation, and Co-Benefits.  Working Group II assesses the scientific, technical, environmental, economic and social aspects of the vulnerability (sensitivity and adaptability) to climate change of, and the negative and positive consequences for, ecological systems, socio-economic sectors and human health, with an emphasis on regional sectoral and cross-sectoral issues. 

Download the Summary for Policymakers and the Technical Summary from WGII.

All 30 chapters can be downloaded from the IPCC WGII website.  Direct links to Ch 11 publications follow.

Smith KR, Woodward A, Campbell-Lendrum D, Chadee D, Honda Y, Liu Q, Olwoch J, Revich B, Sauerborn R. Human Health: Impacts, Adaptation, and Co-benefits. Ch 11 in Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Vol I: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Field, C.B., V. Barros, D.J.Dokken, et al. (eds.)]. Cambridge Univ Press, Cambridge, UK and NYC, 2014

Woodward A, Smith KR, Campbell-Lendrum D, Chadee DD, Honda Y, Liu Q, Olwach J, Revich B, Sauerborn R, Chafe Z, Confalonieri U, Haines A. Climate change and health: on the latest IPCC report, The Lancet, Available online 2 April 2014. ISSN 0140-6736,

Haines A, Ebi KL, Smith KR, Woodward A. Health risks of climate change: act now or pay later. Lancet 9948: 1073-1075. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61659-7