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World Health Day: Governments Must Put Health At Centre of Climate Action Say Health Professionals

Governments worldwide must mark today, World Health Day, by seizing the opportunity to make health the keystone of their national climate action commitments ahead of November’s COP26 climate summit, said an international consortium of health professional and health civil society organizations. The theme of this year’s World Health Day is “building a fairer, healthier world for everyone”

Health Professionals Urged to Rise to the “Fierce Urgency” of the Climate Crisis

“Health professionals must join the growing global community of science-based advocates working to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement”, according to a call to action published today by members of the Board of Directors of the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) in The Journal of Climate Change and Health. manifesto, titled “Health professionals, the Paris agreement, and the fierce urgency of now”.

Lancet Countdown: Governments Must Launch 5-Fold Acceleration of Climate Commitments, Link Climate and Covid Response

“World leaders must draw motivation from this year’s Lancet Countdown report to drive ambitious and meaningful action that will immediately increase the pace of carbon emission reductions”, said Jeni Miller, Executive Director of the Global Climate and Health Alliance. “With the world already having warmed 1.2 degrees Celsius, impacts on human health are beginning to snowball”.

NHS England Net Zero Carbon Emissions Commitment Sets Example for Health Services Around the World

“NHS England’s promise to eliminate its net greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 sets an extraordinary example for the health sector around the world of the kind of climate action we need. This decision by NHS England aligns with robust scientific evidence on just how serious a threat climate change represents for human health, and puts England’s health service on a path that supports a more resilient, sustainable, and a healthier future. Though we are still grappling with a devastating pandemic, health leaders have a responsibility to manage the other health threats on the horizon. The NHS commitment clearly recognizes this, and must serve as inspiration for health services worldwide to do the same”.

Covid-19 is a wake up call: no healthy future without green recovery

Berkeley, California - On the eve of Earth Day (22 April), many countries are preparing  to resume activities after their Covid-19 peak. The decisions governments make now must prepare the way for a safer and healthier future for everyone and for the planet on which...

Grupos de salud dicen: COP25 es un fracaso del liderazgo de proporciones históricas

En un momento en que las principales organizaciones de salud han reconocido la crisis climática como una emergencia de salud y las personas en todo el mundo están experimentando los impactos del cambio climático en su salud, sustento y vivienda, los líderes del gobierno todavía discuten sobre los plazos, evadiendo el tema de las normas y apuntándose unos a otros con el dedo.