Our Climate, Our Health

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Our Climate Our Health is a Global Climate and Health Alliance coordinated campaign to put health at the heart of the Paris climate change negotiations.

Climate change is a real threat to human health. Our aim is to raise awareness of the health impacts of climate change and the actions that can be taken to protect both people and planet. We will ensure health is at the heart of the Paris climate agreement. Join us now and act for people and planet. Our objectives are:

To raise awareness, empower and mobilize the health profession.
To ensure policy makers and the wider public understand the ways in which climate change could affect their health.
To prove that action on climate change often results in benefits for human health and, likewise, action to improve human health often results in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
To take this message to the COP21 climate change negotiations in Paris and demand a deal that protects and promotes public health.

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News

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Climate Change, Health and Gender Equity: The Roma in France

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Health and climate at COP21 and beyond

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Climate Change and Health Equity

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NCDs and climate change

20.11.2015

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GGHH to deliver webinars on the health impacts of energy choices

13.10.2015

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HEAL promotes Lancet commission findings in Germany

13.10.2015

Doctors for climate action
RACP releases Consensus Statement for medical professionals

07.10.2015

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WHO launches call to action on climate change and health

02.10.2015

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Obama unveils the US Clean Power Plan

03.08.2015

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Climate change could undermine health gains

23.06.2015

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2020 challenge promotes sustainable hospitals

04.06.2015

Secretary-General had Audience with His Holiness Pope Francis, with CEB members.
Pope highlights health impacts of climate change

24.05.2015

The obesity epidemic is affecting everywhere on the planet. Image source: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/removing-sugar-from-diet-for-just-nine-days-can-have-dramatic-results-new-study-claims-a6710521.html
Healthy planet, healthy people: win-win opportunities

Air pollution
WHA passes resolution on air pollution

06.05.2015

Effects of Coal Mining in South Africa
Australian health groups call out coal industry

02.04.2015

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Community empowerment: critical to equitable adaptation

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Cities and cycles

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COP21: Where’s health at the end of the road to Paris and beyond?

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Events

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Conference on climate change and health care: 4 Dec 2015, Paris

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Climate and health summit: 5 Dec 2015, Paris

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Quotations

“The more climate change advances, the heavier the cost of its terrible consequences will be. So climate protection and the safeguarding of living standards must be seen as a pair, because they belong together.”

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

“Climate change is one of the greatest threats to human health. The health sector must be fully integrated in current global debate and action on climate change.”

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, Former President of Australian Medical Association

“Climate change is no longer a distant threat. Its effects are felt today, and its costs can be measured in human lives.”

Barak Obama, US President

“Health and climate change are no longer seen as different issues and are almost seen as synonymous because there is more evidence and data out there that link.”

Dr Carlos Dora, Co-ordinator, WHO Department of Public Health

“Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.”

Ban Ki-moon , UN Secretary-General

“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and will affect, in profoundly adverse ways, some of the most fundamental determinants of health: food, air, water.”

Dr Margaret Chan,Director-General of the WHO

“Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.”

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

“The evidence is overwhelming: climate change endangers human health. Solutions exist and we need to act decisively to change this trajectory.”

Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the WHO

“Climate change threatens our fragile existence on this planet.”

Dr Jim Kim, President of the World Bank

“Climate change, and all of its dire consequences for health, should be at centre-stage, right now, whenever talk turns to the future of human civilizations. After all, that’s what’s at stake.”

Dr Margaret Chan , Director-General of the WHO

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Facts & Resources

Campaign materials

Get the message out yourself with ‘Our Climate, Our Health’ campaign materials for you to use in your community and workplace. Help to spur action and awareness of the public health implications of climate change with flyers, posters, social media tools and presentations.

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Country Profiles

Over 100 profiles for individual countries, with the most relevant statistics relating to climate change and health, to help you understand what the effects may be where you live – coming soon.

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General resources

Everything you need.to understand the risks climate change poses to public health with all the latest research, reports and white papers. Tools and decision making frameworks you can use to help protect yourself and communities against the most damaging effects are also included.

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Did You Know?

Learn about why you should care about climate change, its impact on health and what you can do to help. These two page targeted summaries are designed for everyone from ministers and medical professionals, to the general public.

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