New Briefing Published: Climate Change and Food Safety
Following this, we have produced a briefing document which explores some of the main connections between climate change and food safety, including potential increases in food and water-borne diseases such as cholera, algal blooms and nutrition under climate change.
1) Climate change threatens food safety in a range of direct and indirect ways, putting health – particularly children’s health – and development at risk.
2) Health professionals have a responsibility to advocate for strong measures to combat climate change, to protect the health and nutritional status of their patients.
3) The UN climate negotiations in December present a major opportunity for health professionals from across the international health community can come together to advocate for a strong global climate agreement that protects health.
We have also produced an infographic (right) which summarises some of the main mechanisms by which climate change increases the risks of food and water-borne disease, downloadable here.
Please help us by sharing the briefing and infographic with health professionals and relevant policy-makers in your country, and through social media.