Devex: Climate change’s toll on global health increasingly getting attention

Devex: Climate change’s toll on global health increasingly getting attention

“Absolutely zero progress was made [at COP27] on a commitment to fully phase out fossil fuels, and without tackling the major root cause of the climate crisis, we cannot fully protect health,” said Jeni Miller, executive director of the Global Climate and Health Alliance. “There wasn’t any progress made on that. They just repeated the same language as at COP 26.”

COP27 Media Coverage

COP27 Media Coverage

Here’s a roundup of some of the top media coverage achieved by the Global Climate and Health Alliance during COP27. 

Democracy Now! Health leaders talk to Amy Goodman during COP26

Democracy Now! Health leaders talk to Amy Goodman during COP26

Amit Singh from Students for Global Health and Dr Jeni Miller of Global Climate and Health Alliance spoke with Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman from COP26, 12 November 2021, about how 46 million health workers from around the world are calling on world leaders to protect people’s health from heatwaves, air pollution, extreme weather events, and the need to keep global temperature rises below 1.5C.

Coverage: 45 Million Health Professionals Call for Climate action

Coverage: 45 Million Health Professionals Call for Climate action

“We know that climate change is impacting people’s health, this is increasingly visible around the world. We also know that many solutions to address climate change offer tremendous health co-benefits,” said Dr Jeni Miller of Global Climate and Health Alliance, the organisation which drafted the letter. “The health community is really seeing that if we don’t step up and call for action on climate change, we’re failing the patients and the communities that we care for.”

Inside Climate: Many Nations Receive Failing Scores on Climate Change and Health

Inside Climate: Many Nations Receive Failing Scores on Climate Change and Health

Jeni Miller, executive director of the alliance, an international consortium of health professionals and organizations, said that recognizing the gaps in current climate change mitigation plans, and adapting them to respond to the real-time health effects of global warming, is essential to do now, so that governments will have time to adapt before this year’s rescheduled COP26 summit.