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COP21 Agenda Must Include Health Considerations

Huffington Post: Health: The Glaring Omission at COP21
Olivier Brandicourt, CEO of Sanofi

“…It should be self-evident that health needs to be a key consideration when developing climate policy … An increase in average global temperatures could mean the expansion of regions conducive to the spread of diseases … Climate change also has serious consequences on sanitation … The entire health community needs to be mobilized urgently. We need to engage both public and private stakeholders, starting with life sciences companies, who are responsible for contributing to the advancement of health. If we act now, we can mitigate the consequences of climate change on the health of the world’s population. Health must not be excluded from the [U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP21)] agenda” (12/3).