Chile’s newly published NDC aims for health protection through climate action, though must be made more than voluntary to be effective
In April 2020, Chile officially presented its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the United Nations (UN), updating its commitments on how it will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the mitigation of climate change, in line with the Paris Agreement...
How the Global Health Community Is Pushing Climate Action as Make-or-Break National Commitments Get Decided
As governments prepare for COP26, the health sector is not standing idly by — we are watching, we are engaging, and we are demanding that health be put front and centre of national climate policies, in order to protect people’s health from the impacts of climate warming.
Health Policy Watch: Health & Climate Activists Have High Hopes That US Climate Summit Can Open New Chapter
“While I do think that health may come up during the Summit, it’s not actually on the official agenda,” [Miller] said, adding. “If you’re talking about climate change and you’re not talking about the impact on people, you’re missing the boat.”
Despite spending over a year dealing with the pandemic, along with heatwaves, forest fires and other climate impacts, governments are not yet doing enough to prioritise health in the face of a warming climate or to incorporate health into their climate commitments, according to the Healthy NDC Scorecard released today by the Global Climate and Health Alliance.
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