Climate change and human health

WHO conference on health and climate

When: 27–29 August 2014
Where: WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Since 2008 the WHO has shown leadership in raising awareness of the threats posed by climate change to health. Specifically, WHO has provided evidence, technical guidance and piloted approaches to protect health from climate risks.
There is now an urgent need to advance a more concrete and systematic approach to implementing health protection, led by the health community, in coordination with others.

Conference objective

The Conference objectives are to empower the health and sustainable development communities to:

  • Enhance resilience and protect health from climate change.
  • Identify the health benefits associated with reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other climate pollutants .
  • Support health-promoting climate change policies.

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