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Urban governance of climate change and health: A literature review

Climate change creates additional threats to existing health problems in developing countries. Among the most likely health problems due to climate change are increased incidences of water and vector-borne diseases due to more frequent flooding and higher temperature in such countries. A wide literature exist that documents and discusses the effects of climate change on health. This working paper reviews the literature on climate change and health with a particular focus on identifying the literature that discusses the governance aspects in linking climate change adaptation and mitigation to health in urban areas in developing countries.