Webinar: Government engagement in climate and health - preparing your meeting

The Latest Evidence on Climate and Health: Global and Regional Findings of the Lancet Countdown

June 20, 2024 @ 10:00 NYC / 16:00 Geneva 
GCHA and the Lancet Countdown are pleased to offer this informative session designed to present the latest scientific research on the intricate links between climate change and health.


La evidencia más reciente sobre clima y salud: hallazgos globales y regionales de The Lancet Countdown

20 de junio, 2024 @  10:00 NYC / 16:00 Geneva 

GCHA y The Lancet Countdown, se complacen en ofrecer esta sesión informativa para presentar las últimas investigaciones científicas sobre los intrincados vínculos entre el cambio climático y la salud.


Webinar: Government engagement in climate and health - preparing your meeting

Advocating for Climate and Health Action: The Essential Role of Evidence-Based Policy Making

June 26, 2024 @ 09:00 NYC / 15:00 Geneva 
GCHA and The Lancet Countdown are pleased to invite you to this session where we will explore the importance of grounding climate and health initiatives in robust scientific evidence to drive effective policy decisions


Abogacía por la acción en clima y salud: el papel esencial de la formulación de políticas basadas en evidencia

26 de junio, 2024 @  09:00 NYC / 15:00 Geneva 

GCHA y The Lancet Countdown se complacen en invitarle a esta sesión donde exploraremos la importancia de basar las iniciativas climáticas y de salud en evidencia científica sólida para impulsar decisiones políticas efectivas.


Past Events

Webinar: Government engagement in climate and health - preparing your meeting

Government Engagement for Climate and Health – Preparing for effective meetings and advocacy

May 20, 2024 @ 08:00 NYC / 14:00 Geneva 
This session will cover useful sources for background research on the national context and policy positions of a government you are planning to engage on climate and health issues, and how to tailor your messages to the person you’re meeting with.


Compromiso gubernamental en clima y salud – Preparación para reuniones y abogacía eficaz

20 de Mayo, 2024 @  08:00 NYC / 14:00 Geneva 

Esta sesión cubrirá fuentes útiles para la investigación del contexto nacional y las posiciones políticas de un gobierno con el que planea conversar sobre cuestiones climáticas y de salud, y cómo adaptar sus mensajes a la persona con la que se reunirá.


Wildfire, smoke, firefighter, Bogota

Amicus for Human Rights – a Meeting for Global Justice in the Climate Crisis

May 14, 2024 @ 12:00 NYC / 18:00 Geneva 
Join us in a crucial dialogue on the role of amicus curiae at the intersection between human rights and climate change, within the framework of the advisory opinion process of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the Climate Emergency. Through presentations from experts and leaders in environmental justice and human rights, we will explore specific cases with community, health and youth perspectives, crucial in fundamental rights advocacy and in shaping our future.


Amicus por los derechos humanos – un encuentro por la justicia global en la crisis climática

14 de Mayo, 2024 @ 12:00 NYC / 18:00 Geneva 

Únase a nosotros en un diálogo crucial sobre el papel de los amicus curiae en la intersección entre los derechos humanos y el cambio climático, en el marco del proceso de la opinión consultiva de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos por la Emergencia Climática. A través de presentaciones de expertos y líderes en justicia ambiental y derechos humanos, exploraremos casos concretos con las perspectivas comunitarias, de salud y de la juventud, cruciales en la en la defensa de los derechos fundamentales y la configuración de nuestro futuro.



Wildfire, smoke, firefighter, Bogota

Occupational Health in the Climate Crisis

May 2, 2024 @ 13:00 NYC / 19:00 Geneva 
To commemorate the International Workers’ Day, join health, occupational, and environmental professionals from across Latin America and the Caribbean to explore the challenges and opportunities that climate change presents for occupational health: from the impacts of heat on rural populations to the mental health of healthcare workers and the safety of firefighters in wildfires. This is a joint initiative by the Ibero-American Society for Environmental Health (SIBSA) and GCHA.



Salud laboral en la crisis climática

Mayo 2, 2024 @ 13:00 NYC / 19:00 Geneva 

Para conmemorar el Día Internacional del Trabajo, únete a profesionales de la salud, ocupacionales y ambientales de toda Latinoamérica y el Caribe para explorar los desafíos y oportunidades que el cambio climático presenta para la salud ocupacional: desde los impactos del calor en poblaciones rurales hasta la salud mental de trabajadores de la salud y la seguridad de brigadistas en incendios forestales. Este evento en línea es una iniciativa conjunta de la Sociedad Iberoamericana de Salud Ambiental (SIBSA) y GCHA.


Parties and observers sitting in plenary at COP28

Elevating Your Climate Voice: A Guide to UNFCCC Observer Status and Constituencies

April 24, 2024 @13:00 EST
This webinar will explore the significance of UNFCCC constituencies, with insights from organizations actively involved in these groups. We will then delve into the application process for obtaining observer status within the UNFCCC, featuring recent applicants who will share their motivations, challenges, and tips based on their firsthand experiences.

Elevando su voz climática: Una Guía al Estatus de Observador y los Grupos constituyentes de la CMNUCCC

Abril 24, 2024 @ 13:00 EST 

Exploraremos la importancia de los grupos constituyentes de la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC), con ideas de organizaciones involucradas activamente en estos grupos. Luego profundizaremos en el proceso de solicitud para obtener el estatus de observador dentro de la CMNUCC, con solicitantes recientes que compartirán sus motivaciones, desafíos y consejos basados en sus experiencias de primera mano. Este seminario web es imprescindible para las organizaciones que buscan profundizar su compromiso con el proceso de la CMNUCC, ofreciendo consejos prácticos y oportunidades de establecer contactos para ayudar a navegar estos importantes caminos.


Dubai: COP28

Webinar – COP28: Policy Outcomes for Health

January 31, 2024
Join us for a deep dive into the policy outcomes of COP28 across different negotiation streams, and their implications for health.


Methane Briefings: Energy, Food, and Waste

Following the launch of GCHA’s Methane report series, these 30 minute briefings take a closer look at what methane reduction means in each of the key methane-emitting sectors. Learn more about the need to rapidly drive down emissions of this powerful, short-lived climate pollutant, and about the health benefits of methane reduction across three key sectors:

Health & COP28 Orientation Sessions

October 2023
These sessions are an opportunity to learn about the major international climate conferences that happen each year, how you can get involved, and why COP28 in Dubai will be unique for those working at the intersection of climate change and health.


Health Hub @ the NYC March to End Fossil Fuels

September 17, 2023
In advance of the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit, tens of thousands of people will gather outside the United Nations in NYC to demand an end to the era of fossil fuels. Physicians for Social Responsibility Pennsylvania and GCHA are organizing a group of healthcare professionals to participate in the march. If you can easily get to New York, it would be great to have you join us!


Mitigating Methane: A Global Health Strategy

Methane is a major contributor to planetary warming, but the health consequences of global methane emissions and the co-benefits of mitgating these emissions in the energy, food and waste sectors have been under explored. GCHA will be releasing a major methane report in the next weeks and will also be hosting two workshop to discuss an international health and methane strategy.The programming will be the same for both workshops and it will be an important opportunity to contribute, learn and collaborate.


Consultation: WHO Climate Communications Toolkit

July 24, 2023 @ 15:30 Geneva 
With support from Health Canada, the WHO is developing a Guidance for Health Professionals on communicating publicly about climate change. As a working health professional, or someone who works directly with health professionals, your feedback will provide vital insights to inform development of this Guidance. Your input will help us develop a Guidance that prepares health professionals to be more effective messengers to advance action on climate change and on the climate and health nexus.

Youth Climate & Health Network Launch

May 4, 2023 @ 10:00 Santiago / 15:00 London / 19:30 Delhi
GCHA and the Youth Network Founding committee are excited to announce the launch of the Youth Climate and Health Network! We are building a network to facilitate solidarity, care and collective action between movements from a health and climate justice perspective.We welcome members from all regions for a meaningful youth-led collaboration to influence policies on climate and health.

Webinar | Health and the treaty to stop fossil fuels

July 12th @  7:00 UTC / 14:00 UTC  – To protect the health and lives of present and future generations we need a rapid, equitable phase-out of fossil fuels globally, so as not to exceed 1.5ºC of warming advised by global scientific consensus.


Healthy air, healthy planet, healthy people: securing a fossil-free future for all

31st May, 16:00-17:15 CEST – On 2 and 3 June 2022, governments will meet in Stockholm, Sweden, under the theme “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”


Climate change, a health emergency: What the IPCC says about health, and why it is important for COP27

Monday 30th May @ 14:00-15.30 CET  –  This webinar will unpack the IPCC AR6 reports and the implications of climate action for human health, and the responses needed at COP27 to ensure the benefits of healthy climate action are maximised.

Webinar | Healthy NDCs (national climate commitments) in 2022

May 26 @ 16:00 Geneva – Hear from health advocates who succeeded in influencing their national climate plans in 2021 and learn more about upcoming plans and opportunities.

“Código Rojo para la respuesta en salud en América Latina y el Caribe: mejorando la salud de las personas a través de la acción climática”


Letter From 46 Million Health Workers Calling for Global Climate Action Delivered to COP26 & COP27 Presidencies

Healthy Climate Prescription: What’s Next?

12 April 2022 14:00-16:00 GMT  – Virtual convening for letter signatories Last year, organizations representing 46 million health professionals and health workers signed the Healthy Climate Prescription letter along with thousands of individual health professionals and workers. Now we’re re-engaging.

#CareforClimate webinar series: policy and advocacy skills in the lead up to COP26

COP26 is a crucial moment for both people and planet. Inclusion of health considerations in climate policymaking protects populations, offers economic benefits, and build public support for ambitious climate action. In the months leading up to COP26, GCHA is hosting a…


Webinar: Healthy National Climate Commitments

#Healthy NDC webinar UPDATED: Thursday 8 July 10:00-11:15 EDT /  16:00-17:15 CEST The webinar will include presentations which: Explore what healthy national climate commitments look like in practice Quantify health co-benefits yielded by mitigation policies in the…



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. The…


Global Climate and Health Event to Put Health and Equity at Center of Ambitious Climate Action

Race To Zero Climate & Health Dialogue – for a healthy, resilient, and zero-carbon Recovery

The Race to Zero Climate & Health Dialogue will bring local and global actors together to place health and equity at the center of ambitious climate action. Through a series of virtual events, hosted in rotation by regional partners throughout a 24-hour period, the dialogue will envision how a healthy, equitable recovery from COVID-19 can drive rapid decarbonization of the world economy.


A Healthy Recovery: Charting the path forward.

Webinar: Ahead of G20 Finance Meeting, Health Community Calls for Healthy, Sustainable, Inclusive Public Investments

Ahead of this month’s G20 Finance Ministers meeting (July 18-19), WHO representatives, an economist with COVID19 recovery expertise and representatives from leading medical and health organizations from around the world will gather for a webinar on July 15th titled A Healthy Recovery: Charting the path forward.


A Healthy Recovery: Charting the path forward.

Global Climate and Health Summit at COP25 in Madrid

At COP25, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) convened…



Members of civil society speaking to decision makers.

WHA72 Side Event: Collaborating to Drive Progress on Climate Change and Health

On 24th May 2019, the Global Climate and Health Alliance and the World Health Organization will launch the WHO-Civil Society Working Group to Advance Action on Climate Change and Health alongside the 72nd World Health Assembly.


Attendees at the Global Climate and Health Summit, Katowice 2018

Global Climate and Health Summit at COP24, Kowtice

On 8th December, 2018 the World Health Organization, together with the Global Climate and Health Alliance, the European Committee of the Regions, and the Pro Silesia Association,..