This study will provide a more extensive and inclusive overview in comparison with previously published reports and reviews of the research areas.
With this scoping literature review we aim to collate published academic literature on climate change and health.
There have been a number of studies since 2005, which enhance the initial framework and have advanced our understanding of this methodology and how to produce a more efficient and effective study.16 19The key strength of the scoping review method as applied to our study is that it allows for the analysis of a broad research question.
Climate change and health is a vast area of research and our intention is to map the breadth of the literature on this topic.
We anticipate that this study will allow us to map the trends observed in publications over the 25-year time period in climate change and health research.
It will also identify the research areas with the highest volume of publications as well as highlight the research trends in climate change and health.This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial.See: phenomenon of climate change is a reality that is now universally acknowledged and better understood than it was in 1988 when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was formed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).Ethics and dissemination No ethical approval was required for this study.A searchable database of climate change and health publications will be developed and a manuscript will be complied for publication and dissemination of the findings.A frequently applied definition is that from Arksey and O'Malley,17 which states that the aim of a scoping review is to ‘map rapidly the key concepts underpinning a research area and the main sources and types of evidence available’.This scoping review framework developed by Arksey and O'Malley in 2005 will be applied for this study.In this paper we outline our methods to conduct a scoping review of the published peer-reviewed literature on climate change and health between 19.Methods and analysis A detailed search strategy will be used to search the Pub Med and Web of Science databases.Introduction For 28 years, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been assessing the potential risks associated with anthropogenic climate change.Although interest in climate change and health is growing, the implications arising from their interaction remain understudied.