Priorities for a Healthy COP28

Priorities for a Healthy COP28

Health organisations from around the world set out their key priorities for COP28 that would ensure that climate action protects and restores human health and wellbeing.

Key GCHA Health events COP28

With health on the agenda of the climate negotiations for the first time, there are over 100 health events planned across the two week period of COP28. Here at GCHA we're so proud to share just some of the key events that our members and networks are coordinating to...

Countdown to COP28

The 2023 UN Climate Change Conference, or COP28, will convene from 30 November to 12 December 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). For the first time in the history of the global climate negotiations, health is officially on the agenda and health ministers are...

Health at COP28: Key information

Where and when? COP28 will take place between Thursday 30 Nov 2023 – Tuesday, 12 Dec 2023, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The formal negotiations will take place in The Blue Zone, a site managed by the UNFCCC, and open to accredited party and observer delegates...

For Health’s Sake: Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

For Health’s Sake: Stop Financing Fossil Fuels

At the end of this week, global health community representatives, policy makers, climate experts, economists and civil society will be meeting at COP27 (GCHA page on COP27) in Egypt. This year’s location could not be more emblematic for the United Nations climate...

Health community policy recommendations for COP27

Health community policy recommendations for COP27

In the lead up to COP27, the health community has jointly developed policy recommendations on the themes of loss and damage, mitigation, adaptation and finance. The Paris Agreement acknowledges the relevance of the right to health to climate action. To date,...

Why we need a global Treaty to phase out fossil fuels and protect lives

Why we need a global Treaty to phase out fossil fuels and protect lives

More than 1000 health professionals and nearly 200 health organizations from around the world – including the World Health Organization – are calling upon governmentsto  lay out a legally binding global plan to phase out fossil fuel use, in order to protect the health...

Heat waves: a major health threat

Heat waves: a major health threat

HEAL, the Health and Environment Alliance, has gathered comprehensive data and resources demonstrating the impacts of heat waves on human health.  Climate change leads to an increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events, including heatwaves. In June and...