Health professionals across the globe are being asked to give their support to the call for action on climate change. You can offer your support by signing up to the call.
WHO calls on the global health community to add its voice to the call for a strong and effective climate agreement, that will save lives, both now and in the future.
WHO call for a climate change agreement that promotes:
- Strong and effective action to limit climate change, and avoid unacceptable risks to global health.
- Scaling up of financing for adaptation to climate change: including public health measures to reduce the risks from extreme weather events, infectious disease, diminishing water supplies, and food insecurity.
- Actions that both reduce climate change and improve health, including reducing the number of deaths from cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases that are caused by air pollution (currently over 7 million each year).
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