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Uniting for Health and Climate Action

Rachael Ward (CSH)
Rachael Ward (CSH) • 15 November 2023

The year 2023 has been marked by a surge in climate catastrophes. Wildfires, heatwaves and droughts are displacing people, killing crops and livestock, and worsening air pollution. A boiling world is increasing the likelihood and spread of killer diseases like cholera, malaria and dengue.

Recognizing the growing climate and health emergency, the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) Presidency will host the first-ever Day dedicated to Health in the history of the climate negotiations, on 3 December in Dubai.

As stated by Dr Tedros: "Addiction to fossil fuels is not just an act of environmental vandalism. From the health perspective, it is an act of self-sabotage."

A COP28 Climate and Health Declaration will be delivered by health ministers and governments gathered in Dubai in December 2023.

WHO urges health professionals, groups and individuals to unite in a call for world leaders to meet the commitments they have already made, and to raise their ambition for a healthier, fairer and greener future...

ADD YOUR VOICE TODAY! Sign the petition here to show your support for climate action.

 

The climate crisis is a health crisis and a health opportunity: https://www.who.int/teams/environment-climate-change-and-health/call-for-climate-action/ 

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