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WHO, U.N. Climate Change Announce Health-Related Outcomes From COP23

WHO: U.N. Climate Change and WHO Team Up to Protect Health from Climate Change at COP23
“WHO and the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding [Sunday] to renew the two institutions’ joint commitment to tackle public health challenges emerging from rising temperatures and to help countries boost the efficiency of their response to climate change. The agreement coincides with the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, and the need to ensure that countries with weak or inadequate health infrastructure receive support to protect human health and build climate resilience to respond to such threats…” (11/12).

WHO: Launch of special initiative to address climate change impact on health in Small Island Developing States
“[Sunday], at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23), WHO, in collaboration with the U.N. Climate Change secretariat and in partnership with the Fijian Presidency of the twenty-third Conference of the Parties (COP23), … launched a special initiative to protect people living in Small Island Developing States from the health impacts of climate change. The vision is that, by 2030, all Small Island Developing States will have health systems that are resilient to climate change and countries around the world will be reducing their carbon emissions both to protect the most vulnerable from climate risks and deliver large health benefits in carbon-emitting countries…” (11/12).

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