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Health Must Be Part and Parcel of Climate Policy

With November’s COP26 fast approaching, this World Health Day message should inspire governments to both take responsibility and to seize the opportunity to commit to ambitious emissions reductions targets, aligned with the Paris Agreement, in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to make health and equity a central focus of national climate policies.

Education for sustainable development: Links between the planet’s wellbeing and human health

India Education Diary: The COVID-19 pandemic is spurring new global discussions on global health and sustainability. In December 2020, UNESCO’s online workshop series focused on the interconnectedness of the health of people and planet, highlighted by the pandemic, and the role of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in facilitating the transformation required for a more sustainable world.

World Health Day: Governments Must Put Health At Centre of Climate Action Say Health Professionals

Governments worldwide must mark today, World Health Day, by seizing the opportunity to make health the keystone of their national climate action commitments ahead of November’s COP26 climate summit, said an international consortium of health professional and health civil society organizations. The theme of this year’s World Health Day is “building a fairer, healthier world for everyone”

EVENTS

2021 Global Conference on Health and Climate Change 6-7 November

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2021 Virtual Regional Consultations on Climate and Health

In April and May of 2021, the WHO-Civil Society Working Group on Climate and Health, co-chaired by WHO and GCHA, together with the WHO Regional Offices, and other health partners, will host a series of six Regional Consultations, one in each of the WHO regions.

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The Global Climate and Health Alliance was formed in 2011. Alliance members are health organizations from around the world, united by a shared vision of a sustainable future.

The Alliance works to tackle climate change and to protect and promote public health. Read more