German Health Organisations Call for Decisive Action on Climate Change

50 organisations and individuals from the German health sector including HEAL are urging the German government to take more decisive action to protect our health from climate change. The Call’s messages are based on recommendations of the Lancet Commission on Health...

2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change

The Lancet, one of the world’s foremost medical journals, today published its 2015 Commission on Health and Climate Change: “Policy Responses to Protect Public Health”, 6 years after the publication of its landmark 2009 Lancet Commission report.

Climate Change and Food Safety

New Briefing Published: Climate Change and Food Safety This week, the 2015 World Health Day took place on April 7th, focusing on the theme of Food Safety, and included the production of many useful informational resources, accessible here.  ...

Health at the UN Climate Summit

Taking place from the 21st-27th September, Climate Week 2014 will see 122 heads of state converge upon New York for a climate summit convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on September 23rd.  The week will also see many health leaders speak out about...

Civil Society Event: “Action in Climate and Health”

Gina McCarthy, Boris Lushniak, Richard Horton to speak at Climate and Health Event on the Eve of the UN Climate Summit in New York Media Advisory New York, September 19, 2014 On Monday September 22nd, the eve of the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in...

WHO Health and Climate Conference – Civil Society Call To Action

Civil Society Call To Action   WHO Health and Climate Conference, Geneva, August 29, 2014   We congratulate the World Health Organization on their vision and leadership in convening this week’s Health and Climate Summit, an historic event which has brought...

WHO IFMSA Youth Consultation

The International Federation of Medical Students (IFMSA), in partnership with the WHO, are calling on young people from around the world, to share their perspectives on climate change and health in an upcoming online consultation.  This is taking place in...

IPCC report published!

Our report, film and infographics about the IPCC report and what it means for health have now been published! You can see and download them our our website...

The Doha Declaration on Climate, Health and Wellbeing

In December 2012, the steering group members of the Global Climate and Health Alliance drafted the 'Doha Declaration on Climate, Health and Wellbeing'. The Alliance is now seeking to expand the number of signatories to the Declaration in advance of the UN...

1st Climate and Health Summit, Durban, 2011

The first ever global Climate and Health Summit took place at the UNFCCC's 17th Conference of the Parties in Durban, December 2011. The event represented the first formal meeting of the organisations that formed the Global Climate and Health Alliance and...

Durban Declaration on Climate and Health

At the UNFCCC's 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) in December 2011 a group of health professionals from over 30 countries signed the Durban Declaration on Climate and Health which included five calls to action for natioinal delegations to the COP. The full...

An open letter to the WHO Director General

An open letter to the WHO Director General In May 2013 a group of Alliance members wrote an open letter to Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organisation, to highlight their concerns regarding the health impacts of climate change and to bring the...

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