Health Community Submission to the UNFCCC Global Stocktake

Health Community Submission to the UNFCCC Global Stocktake

5th August 2022 Together with the World Health Organization and civil society and academic partners from around the world, the Global Climate and Health Alliance made a joint submission to the August 2022 call for inputs to the UNFCCC Global Stocktake. The Global...

Switching Lifestyle Habits to Win the Climate Change Challenge

Switching Lifestyle Habits to Win the Climate Change Challenge

Human health is closely interconnected to animal and planetary health, our lifestyles are largely determined by the environment that surrounds us, in the same way that human habits impact the health and balance of the entire ecosystem. The latest Covid-19 pandemic...

Cross-Sectoral Collaboration: GCHA welcomes the HCN

Cross-Sectoral Collaboration: GCHA welcomes the HCN

The Global Climate and Health Alliance is thrilled to be the new host for the Health and Climate Network (HCN) secretariat, and welcomes the HCN Director Alison Doig to the team. With funding from the Clean Air Fund, we look forward to working closely together, and...

GCHA and HCN Joint Submission to the Global Stocktake

GCHA and HCN Joint Submission to the Global Stocktake

In February 2022, the Global Climate and Health Alliance made a joint submission to the Global Stocktake. The UNFCCC Global Stocktake is a process to evaluate the progress made in implementing the Paris Agreement, and therefore by how much ambition should be increased...

Why the Health Community Is Calling for the End of the Fossil Fuel Era

Why the Health Community Is Calling for the End of the Fossil Fuel Era

Ahead of COP27, the health community must – and will – continue to make our trusted voices heard. We can power a wave that will push our national leaders towards ambitious and accelerating action, to protect people’s health against the worst impacts of climate change – and dramatically slash climate warming fossil fuel emissions

#ClimatePrescription Video: Why World Leaders Must Take Climate Action to Protect our Health

#ClimatePrescription Video: Why World Leaders Must Take Climate Action to Protect our Health

This short two-minute mixed media film commissioned by the Global Climate and Health Alliance, and created by Wit and Wisdom includes testimonies and calls to action from 25 health workers from around the world, who have borne witness to climate-related health impacts on their patients. The video’s conclusions take the form of medical prescription as a direct call to world leaders to accept climate action as a cure to the climate crisis.

Towards stronger regional connections for the health community

Towards stronger regional connections for the health community

The Regional Consultations are a series of online activities in the six WHO regions, which involved health professionals who are working to address causes and impacts of climate change. In this blog, GCHA’s Network and Engagement Lead Jennifer Kuhl highlights the...

YOUNGO Health Perspective and Demands on Climate Negotiations

YOUNGO Health Perspective and Demands on Climate Negotiations

As one of the leading youth groups formed within YOUNGO to advocate for climate change action and health, we want to stress why it is crucial to encourage meaningful youth participation in facilitating a green post-COVID-19 recovery.  By Rodrigo Sánchez Iturregui...

Health Must Be Part and Parcel of Climate Policy

Health Must Be Part and Parcel of Climate Policy

With November’s COP26 fast approaching, this World Health Day message should inspire governments to both take responsibility and to seize the opportunity to commit to ambitious emissions reductions targets, aligned with the Paris Agreement, in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to make health and equity a central focus of national climate policies.

Healthy people need a healthy planet

Healthy people need a healthy planet

The climate crisis is the greatest health threat of the 21st century and threatens not only biodiversity but also our health. For a long time, this threat has remained abstract - partly because of the way we have been communicating and highlighting the severe impacts...