WHO Conference on Climate Change and Health / Katowice (Poland) 2018

(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…

Youth climate strike: ‘a diagnosis being made en masse,’ says ER doc

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.”

Coal, challenges and collaboration at COP24

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.

COP24 Must Put Health First in Climate Negotiations

Katowice, 13 December 2018:- The Global Climate and Health Alliance today called for countries to follow through on their commitment to protect the “right to health” under the Paris Agreement, ensuring that COP24 negotiators explicitly include “health” in...

Global warming must stay below 1.5°C

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.

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