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Sectorial Health Plan for the Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change.

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Abstract
The Sectorial Health Plan for the Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change. The objective of the Plan is to establish national guidelines, targets and strategies to contribute to mitigation measures to adapt SUS processes and services to the impacts of climate change. The specific objectives are: establish adaptation measures for the SUS, aiming at minimizing the population's vulnerability to the impacts of climate change; Strengthen the preparedness and response capacity of the health services within SUS; Contribute to the consolidation of a low carbon economy in health products and services through mitigation measures to reduce GHG emissions in their processes. The PNMC is structured in four axes: a) mitigation opportunities; b) Impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation; c) research and development; and d) education, training and communication. This plan also defines the following seven specific objectives considering all the sectors involved in the process: 1. Encourage increases in efficiency in the performance of the economic sectors in the constant pursuit of the achievement of best practices. 2. To seek to maintain renewable energy in the electric sector, preserving a prominent position that Brazil has always occupied in the international scenario. 3. Promote the sustainable increase of biofuels participation in the national transport sector and also work towards the structuring of an international market for sustainable biofuels. 4. Seek the sustained reduction of deforestation rates in all Brazilian biomes, until zero illegal deforestation is achieved. 5. Eliminate the net loss of forest cover area in Brazil by 2015. 6. Strengthen intersectorial actions aimed at reducing vulnerabilities of populations. 7. To identify the environmental impacts resulting from climate change and to encourage the development of scientific research so that a strategy can be drawn up to minimize the country's socio-economic adaptation costs.
Health care involves caring for the health of the human being, including actions and services for the promotion, prevention, rehabilitation and treatment of diseases. In the SUS, health care is ordered in levels of attention, which are basic, medium and high complexity. This structure aims at a better programming and planning of the actions and services of the system. Therefore, in the context of climate change, it is necessary to adapt the health sector to meet the demands of basic and specialized care services necessary for the prevention of diseases, for the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and maintenance of individual and collective health. The goals presented in the forms of the health intervention axis are intended to improve the structure of health services at all levels of assistance (primary, secondary and tertiary) and to adapt them to meet the demands resulting from the impacts of climate change. Health Promotion is one of the strategies of the health sector to seek improvement quality of life of the population. Its objective is to produce shared management among users, social movements, workers in the health sector and other sectors, producing autonomy and co-responsibility.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
2012-2020
Repealed
No
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No
Original title
Plano Setorial da Saúde para Mitigação e Adaptação à Mudança do Clima.