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Health Argument Vital To Discussions, Policies On Climate Change

Newsweek: The Paris Agreement Will Save Our Lives Maria Neira, director of the Department of Public Health, Environmental, and Social Determinants of Health at the WHO “As parties gather this week in Poland at the annual United Nations climate change conference, the health sector is making a loud and strong…

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Associated Press/POLITICO: U.N. chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks (12/13). Devex: How hard to reach are the ‘hard to reach’? (Abrahams, 12/13). Devex: Supporting disability advocacy: Insights from Savina Nongebatu (Cornish, 12/12). Devex: Older generation at risk of being left behind in push for UHC (Root, 12/12). Global…

U.S. Congress, Administration Must Act To Address Climate Change

New York Times: John Kerry: If We Fail on Climate, It Won’t Be Just Trump’s Fault John Kerry, former U.S. secretary of state “…People are dying today because of climate change, and many more will die and trillions of dollars of damage to property will occur unless America gets back…

Washington Post Discusses Climate Talks In Poland, U.S. Stance

Washington Post: Climate talks at risk of failure as U.S. leaves a leadership void “Global talks to combat climate change risked breaking up with little to show for them, participants [at the climate change conference in Poland] said Wednesday, with the hostile U.S. stance on aggressive action leaving a leadership void…

U.N. Adopts Compact Addressing Link Between Climate Change, Migration

PRI: U.N. compact recognizes climate change as driver of migration for first time “…A World Bank report released this spring estimated climate change could drive more than 140 million people to migrate internally within Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and South Asia alone by midcentury. The U.N. estimates a similar number…

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Associated Press: Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse (Keyton, 12/9). Associated Press: Slovak hospitals hold new Roma mothers against their will (Cheng, 12/10). CNN: How low tech is making a big impact on maternal deaths in Nigeria (Adeoye, 12/7). The Guardian: ‘No world to leave our children’: progress…

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The BMJ: Health gains make actions to curb climate change cost neutral, says WHO (Limb, 12/6). CIDRAP News: Guidance seeks to increase outbreak vaccines in pregnant women (Schnirring, 12/6). Devex: Outlook remains bleak for South Sudan food crisis (Root, 12/7). Devex: WHO launches ‘Twitter-like’ platform for NCDs (Ravelo, 12/7). The…

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