This guest blog by health professional Rashmi Venkatraman explores the implication for health and climate change through the lens of the recent COP24 meeting in Katowice, Poland.
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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