WHO Regional Office for Europe

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James Creswick (creswickj[at]who.int)

WHO is the authority responsible for public health within the United Nations system. The WHO Regional Office for Europe is one of WHO’s six regional offices around the world. It serves the WHO European Region, which comprises 53 countries, covering a vast geographical region from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. WHO/Europe staff are public health, scientific and technical experts, based in the main office in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 3 technical centres and in country offices in 29 Member States.

The climate change programme of WHO/Europe supports its Member States through building institutional capacity in assessing the health impacts of climate change, and through a public health approach of cooperation with national multi-sectoral committees for identifying and prioritizing adaptation measures. The programme is also active in supporting and collaborating on the development of climate services to protect health in Europe.


CMTool is a climate driven mortality prediction tool, which aims to strengthen public health decision making ahead of extreme temperature events, such as heat waves and cold snaps across Europe.