Global health community steps up climate action

Catherine Cheney, Devex, 20 September 2018: Global health community steps up climate action

The impacts of climate change, from air pollution to extreme weather events, to disruptions to food and water systems, will pose the greatest threats to global health in this century, and health leaders say it’s time for the sector to be a more active participant in the global climate debate.

“The prism through which the climate crisis is viewed is very abstract for lots of people, and not connected with people’s lives,” Rob Glaser, founder and CEO of RealNetworks, whose Glaser Progress Foundation was a sponsor for the recent Global Climate and Health Forum, told Devex. “You have to be fearless in talking about the narrative in human terms, not to exclusion of the science, but as a fundamental prism.”

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