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. The aims of these consultations are to:
- Solicit and elevate health sector recommendations on climate action
- Strengthen linkages between country, regional and global initiatives on climate change and health
- Highlight leadership and innovation within each region
- Continue to advance support for the WHO Manifesto for a Healthy and Green Recovery from COVID-19.
We are inviting leading health organizations in each region to send a few members of their organization to the consultation in their region. We would ideally welcome a leadership representative from each organization, and (if applicable) a staff or member of your organization who may actively be working on climate change and health, sustainable development and health, or related issues.
We encourage interested organizations to apply to participate using the link for their respective region below. In order to foster engaged conversation during these consultations, there will be a limited number of spaces available, and we cannot guarantee there will be space for all registrants.
Pan American Region Consultation – May 17 & 18, 2021
European Region Consultation – May 19 & 20, 2021
Eastern Mediterranean Region Consultation – May 23, 2021
South-East Asian Region Consultation – Postponed until June
African Region Consultation – May 4, 2021
Western Pacific Region Consultation – May 11, 2021
There will be an opportunity for some participants to present case studies of the health community taking action to address climate change. If you would like to present a case study, please click here to access the case study submission form.