Delegates from more than 190 countries are still talking at the COP25 climate summit in Madrid on how to include ambitious targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in a final document. Emissions have risen by 4 per cent since 2015, and cuts of more than 7% a year will be needed in the next decade to avoid dangerous temperatures rises.
The two-week-long climate negotiations, named COP25, undergoing in this Spanish capital was scheduled to conclude on Friday. But negotiators have been unable to arrive unanimously on commitments that would see nations to make new pledges by the end of 2020 despite endless rounds of negotiations and back-channel diplomacy.
GCHA Board member and founder of Australia’s Climate and Health Alliance, Fiona Armstrong RN, joins other scientists and experts to demand government of New South Wales, Australia include climate change when assessing impacts of proposed NSW coal mines.
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.