Climate change and human health

UNFCCC Bonn climate change talks

6 - 17 June 2011, Bonn, Germany

Photo credit: UNFCCC

WHO planned activities at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn include two side events and two informal meetings of the Friends of Public Health.

  • Wednesday, 15 June 13:15.14:45 - Room TRAM Health as a priority in a changing climate impacts and responses. Lessons from a seven-country pilot in Europe and Central Asia. Vulnerability assessment priorities and multi-sector national health adaptation strategies.
  • Saturday, 11 June 13:15.14:45 - Room SOLAR Stakeholder meeting on social dimensions of climate change. The overall goal of the stakeholder meeting is to get negotiators and other stakeholders’ contributions and views on how to ensure that climate-related policies and measures consider the SDCC.
  • Thursday, 9 June 18:00 -19.00 - Room TBC (I Friends of Public Health informal meeting)
  • Tuesday, 14 June 13.15 -14.15 - Room TBC (II Friends of Public Health informal meeting)

The following meetings/events will be an opportunity to highlight the importance of health in the climate change debate:

  • Tuesday, 7 June Informal groups -UNFCCC Event: Current knowledge, expertise and support to support the work programme on loss and damage under the Cancun Adaptation Framework
  • Wednesday, 8 June Informal groups SBI workshop on observer organizations: Further development of ways to enhance the engagement of observer organizations and SBSTA Dialogue on developments in research activities relevant to the needs of the Convention
  • Monday, 13 June Informal groups - Joint SB forum on the impact of the implementation of response measures
  • BonnResponseMeasuresWHO2011.pdf
    pdf, 299kb

    WHO presentation at the joint SBI/SBSTA forum: "Commitments, responsibilities and opportunities to align climate change and health actions" Presenter: Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Team Leader - Climate Change & Health, WHO
  • WHOSBISBSTAForumsubmissionJune2011.pdf
    pdf, 187kb

    WHO submission to the UNFCCC: 1) Submission to the Joint SBI/SBSTA forum to draw the attention of the Chairs of the Subsidiary Bodies to the UNFCCC commitment to avoid adverse impacts on "human health and welfare", as specified in Article 1, Paragraph 1, of the Convention, as well as the affirmation "that responses to climate change should be coordinated with social and economic development".
    pdf, 199kb

    WHO submission to the UNFCCC: 2) Submission to the work stream I of the Transitional Committee for the Design of the Green Climate Fund: Scope, guiding principles, and cross-cutting issues.
  • MNLetter.pdf
    pdf, 116kb

    WHO submission to the UNFCCC: 3) Submission on the Adaptation Committee to the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action.