WHA72 Side Event: Collaborating to Drive Progress on Climate Change and Health

Members of civil society speaking to decision makers.

Photo: Arthur Wyns

Collaborating to Drive Progress on Climate Change and Health

Geneva, Switzerland

On Friday 24th May at 18:00 CET, the Global Climate and Health Alliance and the World Health Organization will launch the WHO Civil Society Working Group to Advance Action on Climate Change and Health. Aimed at strengthening WHO-NGO collaboration to address climate change and thus protect and promote people’s health, the Working Group will be launched alongside the 72nd World Health Assembly at the event Collaborating to Drive Action on Climate Change and Health, co-hosted with the Alliance for Health Promotion.

Event: WHA72 Side Event: Collaborating to Drive Action on Climate Change and Health
Date: Friday, 24 May 2019
Time: 6:00-6:50 pm, reception to follow
Place: Palais Nations, Room IX, United Nations, Geneva

Note: World Health Assembly registered required, in order to attend.

The Working Group will foster a strong and sustained health voice, informing decision-making on climate change nationally and internationally, and driving urgent action on climate change. Key goals are greater engagement of health civil society organizations on climate change; strategic communications, with coordination between health civil society and WHO; and advice to WHO on areas in which additional evidence-based guidance would help inform health civil society action on climate change and health.

Year One Members:

  • Associação Brasileira de Saúde Coletiva
  • Alliance for Health Promotion
  • Climate and Health Alliance (Australia)
  • Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
  • Health Care Without Harm
  • Health and Environment Alliance
  • INDEPTH Network
  • International Council of Nurses
  • International Federation of Environmental Health
  • International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Public Health Foundation of India
  • World Medical Association

The Side Event is co-hosted by the Global Climate and Health Alliance and the Alliance for Health Promotion.

Photo:Arthur Wyns

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