In April, May and October of 2021, the WHO-Civil Society Working Group on Climate and Health, co-chaired by WHO and GCHA, together with the WHO Regional Offices, and other health partners, hosted a series of six Regional Consultations, one in each of the WHO regions. The aims of these consultations were to:

  • Solicit and elevate health sector recommendations on climate action
  • Strengthen linkages between country, regional and global initiatives on climate change and health
  • Highlight leadership and innovation within each region
  • Continue to advance support for the WHO Manifesto for a Healthy and Green Recovery from COVID-19. 

We invited leading health organizations in each region to send a few members of their organization to the consultation in their region, welcoming a leadership representative from each organization, and (if applicable) a staff or member of the organization actively be working on climate change and health, sustainable development and health, or related issues.


  • African Region Consultation – May 4, 2021

  • Western Pacific Region Consultation – May 11, 2021

  • Pan American Region Consultation – May 17 & 18, 2021

  • European Region Consultation – May 19 & 20, 2021

  • Eastern Mediterranean Region Consultation – May 23, 2021

  • South-East Asian Region Consultation – October 4, 2021

Case Studies

Several case studies of the health community taking action to address climate change were presented by participants in each regional consultation. Check out our video series of those case studies.