On Tuesday 14 January Melbourne’s air quality was the worst in the world, interrupting the Australian Open tennis championship. Some players were unable to continue playing because of the smoke from the recent bushfires in South East Australia, which killed at least...
Madrid - The United Nations negotiations on climate change (COP25) are due to close later today in Madrid, after two weeks of talks where countries -- the big emitters in particular -- failed to put us on a path to achieve 1.5 degrees, avert climate catastrophe and...
Delegates from more than 190 countries are still talking at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid on how to include ambitious targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in a final document. Emissions have risen by 4 per cent since 2015, and cuts of more than 7% a year will be needed in the next decade to avoid dangerous temperatures rises.
Global Climate and Health Summit, Madrid, 7 December 2019
At COP25, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) will convene a one-day summit on climate and health.
Global Climate and Health Summit, Katowice, 2018
The 2018 Climate and Health Summit was part of a Day of Climate and Health, hosted at the University of Silesia alongside COP24. In the morning program, health representatives from Poland and across the world debated Climate change and health – which role for the health sector in Poland? The health threats of climate change are increasingly being discussed, especially following the extreme weather events this summer, with heatwaves in Poland and all over Europe.
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