The earth's climate is changing. The average temperature on earth has increased over the last 100 years. As a result, we are experiencing heat waves, extreme amounts of precipitation, flooding, drought, rising sea levels and a loss of biodiversity.  What does this mean for health, what policies are in place to combat climate change and what can you do yourself to combat climate change and improve your living environment?

Heat

Spelende kinderen in waterfonteinen

Hot days and heat waves are becoming more frequent.

Wetter

Fietser fietst door straat die onder water staat

The probability of extreme rainfall is increasing.

Flooding

Luchtfoto van de Deltawerken

The sea level is rising and rivers have to drain more water.

Drought

Woonboten liggen in droge rivier

The probability of drought in (parts of) the country is increasing.

Maps

Kaart overstromingen

The Environmental Health Atlas has several maps on the theme of climate change.

Background knowledge

Rook komt uit schoorsteen de lucht in

Read more about the background of climate change.

Tips

What can you do to improve your environment and combat climate change?