Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(6), 5975-5988; doi:10.3390/ijerph110605975
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The Public Health Impacts of Climate Change in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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Received: 1 April 2014; in revised form: 30 April 2014 / Accepted: 30 April 2014 / Published: 5 June 2014
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Abstract: Projected climatic changes for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for the period 2025–2100 will be most intense in the warmest period of the year with more frequent and more intense heat-waves, droughts and flood events compared with the period 1961–1990. The country has examined their vulnerabilities to climate change and many public health impacts have been projected. A variety of qualitative and quantitative methodologies were used in the assessment: literature reviews, interviews, focus groups, time series and regression analysis, damage and adaptation cost estimation, and scenario-based assessment. Policies and interventions to minimize the risks and development of long-term adaptation strategies have been explored. The generation of a robust evidence base and the development of stakeholder engagement have been used to support the development of an adaptation strategy and to promote adaptive capacity by improving the resilience of public health systems to climate change. Climate change adaptation has been established as a priority within existing national policy instruments. The lessons learnt from the process are applicable to countries considering how best to improve adaptive capacity and resilience of health systems to climate variability and its associated impacts.
Keywords: adaptation; climate change; public health; vulnerability; impact assessment; strategy
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Kendrovski, V.; Spasenovska, M.; Menne, B. The Public Health Impacts of Climate Change in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 5975-5988.

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Kendrovski V, Spasenovska M, Menne B. The Public Health Impacts of Climate Change in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2014; 11(6):5975-5988.

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Kendrovski, Vladimir; Spasenovska, Margarita; Menne, Bettina. 2014. "The Public Health Impacts of Climate Change in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 11, no. 6: 5975-5988.

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