Curbing Climate Change Will Positively Impact Public Health, Global Health, Development Experts Say At COP21

The Guardian: World leaders urged to cut air pollution to save lives in poor countries
“World governments have been urged to tackle air pollution in poorer countries by greening cities, reducing traffic, and adopting better diets, and told that this will also rein in climate change, which global health specialists estimate will cause at least 250,000 additional deaths a year by 2030…” (Vidal, 12/3).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Paris climate deal to start green development charge: UNDP
“A U.N. deal on climate change in Paris should fire the starting gun for a global push on sustainable development in 2016, with no time to lose in shifting to greener, more resilient economies, the head of the U.N. development agency said…” (Rowling, 12/3).

Yahoo! Health: Amid Paris Climate Talks, U.S. Experts Detail What’s at Stake for Public Health
“…The Paris talks, which began on Monday (Nov. 30), will go on until Dec. 11, and a World Health Organization-led event addressing climate change’s impact on health will take place on Dec. 8. The WHO has been pushing the importance of health as part of the climate change agenda for over a decade, and the event is designed to promote the message that a strong and effective international climate treaty is critical to public health…” (Iyer, 12/3).

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