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G20 Leaders Should Be ‘Champions’ Of Climate Action, Show Support For Paris Agreement

TIME: The G20 Must Defend the Paris Accord — For the Sake of Our Health
Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, and Michelle Williams, dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

“…G20 countries need to be the champions of climate action, to take the lead from the thousands of cities, regions, businesses, and investors who have come forward with increased ambition and continue to show their support for the Paris Agreement. … When the science is strong that climate change will have devastating effects on our health, collective action and ambitious leadership are the only ways forward. We stand with them, believing it has never been more urgent to ensure that Americans understand and prepare for the health risks we all face from climate change. Prevention is the best medicine, and acting now to mitigate these risks by remaining in the Paris Agreement is both morally imperative and fiscally sound. Climate change is one pre-existing condition we know how to cure” (7/7).

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