Scientists and doctors unite in call to act on climate change to protect human health. “An environmental crisis is also a health crisis” is the stark message from health professionals keen to draw sharp attention to the health impacts of climate change around the world. Scientists and doctors might seem to be unlikely activists but…
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….
Diseases popping up where they never have before, and physicians aren’t trained to combat them is just one way Canadians’ health is being impacted by climate change. GCHA board member Dr. Courtney Howard provides advice to a medical colleague.
Events threatens to hamper efforts to tackle climate change. Saudi Arabia objects to a key IPCC scientific report that urges drastic cuts in carbon emissions, EU fails to set net zero target, and…
Climate agreement negotiations are occurring today in Bonn, Germany. The Global Climate and Health Alliance are worried that the latest IPCC science will be ignored by some countries.
By tackling air pollution and climate change together, Europe can safeguard the health of its citizens, says EU Committee of Regions rapporteur & President of Puglia Region, Michele Emiliano.
Dr. Robin Stott writes, With their relentless protests, Thunberg and other schoolchildren around the world have shown a commitment that other groups, including health professionals, have not managed.
Drs. Kinari Webb and Courtney Howard, from GCHA member organizations Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and Health in Harmony, call for a planetary health approach to heal humans and the planet.
(German) The connection between climate change and health is increasingly the subject of international research. At COP24 in Katowice, the World Health Organization convened a conference on this subject. I attended as a member of the Board of Directors of the North Rhine family physicians’ association…
GCHA board member Dr. Courtney Howard of Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment writes, “The scale of the climate crisis and the threat to human life has just been made clear in the starkest possible terms by youthful truth-tellers. There is tremendous value in stating a diagnosis out loud.”
The push for better air quality in the San Joaquin Valley has a new team of advocates – doctors – who are taking a more active role in demanding clean air for the region.
In the wake of a new study released Wednesday that warned of escalating health risks from climate change, a major physician group is backing the call for action.
Twelve years to act or we will face catastrophic climate change. This is the core message of the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on 8 October.
After a summer that saw over 90 heat-related deaths in Quebec, drought-impacted crops across the Prairies …
On 12 September 2018, GCHA co-hosted the Global Climate and Health Forum, alongside the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.