Climate change threatens to undo decades’ worth of global health gains – but the health community can help to stop this
Guest opinion from Diedre Duff of GCHA member organization MedAct. Climate change is already claiming thousands of lives every year and impacting the health of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people. In 2015, the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change...
Bonn, 28 June 2019 - To the dismay of health groups and over the objections of many delegations to this week’s climate talks in Bonn, negotiators failed to adopt the scientific findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on 1.5C...
Efforts to tackle climate change have faced three major setbacks, according to the UN. Saudi Arabia has continued to object to the IPCC scientific report that calls for urgent action on carbon emissions, meanwhile the EU….
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.
Global Climate and Health Forum, San Francisco, September 2018
The Global Climate and Health Forum brought together 300 leaders from national and local governments, health systems, public health agencies, civil society, and international health organizations to build the community of climate and health professionals, share global success stories of health action for climate, and generate momentum and commitments for action on climate and health.
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The Global Climate and Health Alliance was formed in 2011. Alliance members are health organizations from around the world, united by a shared vision of a sustainable future.
The Alliance works to tackle climate change and to protect and promote public health. Read more