International Community Must Innovate To Implement Climate Solutions In Every Sector, Including Health
Devex: Opinion: Lifesaving solutions to climate change we need to talk about
Kathy Calvin, president and chief executive officer of the United Nations Foundation
“…For too long, we’ve viewed climate solutions as only for the climate; but climate action is essential to solving our biggest collective challenges across a range of issues. … Thankfully, solutions already exist that improve lives, economies, and the environment; now it’s time we give them the attention and support they deserve. … Efforts to tackle health problems and climate change are taking off … For example, by powering health clinics with solar electricity, mothers can safely deliver babies instead of giving birth in the dark. … Equally powerful — access to contraception — an essential part of women’s reproductive health and rights, can be a game-changing solution for our planet. … These health-related climate solutions only scratch the surface of climate solutions currently available. Solutions exist in every sector. We need to raise the profile of cross-cutting climate action and encourage bold innovation across every sector and at every level…” (9/11).