WHO Call to action to protect health from climate change

“Climate change has the potential to do serious harm to the health of individuals around the world. But tackling climate change could substantially reduce the risks while also improving human health by, for example, delivering cleaner air and healthier cities. That’s why WHO is asking you to support our call to action, with the aim at raising awareness of the health opportunities we can realise by tackling climate change now.

WHO call to action will be presented at the Paris COP and will demand a climate deal that delivers: 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, and 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 per annum).

You can take action today by:

  1. Signing the WHO Call to Action. Click here and sign.
  2. Sharing it with your professional networks, friends and family.
  3. Learning more about how acting on climate change could improve human health.

Please spread the word so all efforts are multiplied to ensure health and climate are intertwined and to show that action on climate can result in benefits to human health”.

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