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G7 Health Ministers Issue Statement On Impact Of Climate Change On Health, Nutrition

Associated Press/ABC News: G-7 health ministers: climatic factors impact health
“Group of Seven health ministers have issued a joint statement that says climatic factors impact on human health. Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin told reporters on Monday that the ministers were able to work out wording acceptable to the United States during their ministerial meeting in Milan, while also recognizing the differences in opinion in light of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris accords…” (11/6).

Xinhua News: Malnourishment on rise due to “conflict and climate change”: FAO chief
“Chronic undernourishment is on the rise worldwide for the first time in a decade largely due to conflict and climate change, the chief of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Sunday told a two-day Group of Seven (G7) health summit in Milan, Italy. … The meeting in Milan marks the first time FAO has been invited to address health ministers from the G7, as da Silva was the keynote speaker at the two-day summit of health ministers from host Italy and fellow G7 members Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the U.S., and Britain. The FAO data are backed up by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Nutrition Report 2017, which said almost every country in the world now faces a nutrition-related challenge. … The report issued at one of four side events to the G7 health summit calls for nutrition to be placed at the heart of efforts to fight disease and tackle climate change…” (11/6).

Xinhua News: U.S. accepts “climate change affects health” at G7
“The United States has accepted that climate change affects human health, Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said Monday at the end of a Group of Seven (G7) summit of health ministers. This outcome is important because the U.S. has decided to pull out of the 2016 Paris Agreement to curb climate change. The Italy-chaired two-day summit of health ministers from Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the U.S., and Britain kicked off Sunday in Milan, the country’s financial capital…” (11/7).

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