Health Should Be Central Priority At Marrakech Climate Change Conference, WHO Says

Xinhua News: WHO urges focus on health in dealing with climate change
“The World Health Organization (WHO) called on Friday for giving health a central priority in the Climate Change Conference (COP22), currently held in Morocco, and including it in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. According to a WHO statement, almost one quarter of the global burden of disease and approximately 12.6 million deaths each year are attributable to avoidable environmental risk factors, such as air, water, and soil pollution, chemical exposures, and ultraviolet radiation…” (11/11).

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