HEALTH AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Taking care of humankind at +2°C
Climate change have already impacts on human health and projections are alarming. From North to South, every country is concerned and has to adapt, particularly to protect the most vulnerable people. On the occasion of the Centenary of the foundation of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, France is organizing the first “humanitarian COP” in order to update the scientific research and to present innovative solutions to take up the biggest public health challenge of the 21st century.
THE THEMES THAT WILL BE ADDRESSED
Famines caused by reduced agricultural yields, death and injury related to accidents during cyclones, the spread of parasitic and infectious diseases, hyperthermia during heat waves… The direct or indirect effects of climate change on the health of populations, especially the most vulnerable, are multiple and complex. Climate change acts also as a threat multiplier, rather than a direct cause, of conflict and displacement. Humanitarian actors have a role and a responsibility to help people and communities reduce their vulnerability when they face the risks of climate, especially when their health is threatened.
A WORLD CONFERENCE
During 2 days, we will discuss and reflect on the views of international experts with our actions and experiences from the field in order to
Examine the current and future consequences of the climate change on health.
Explore innovative approaches to come up with key recommendations to mankind on how to face the increase of these phenomena.
Call to action
Raise awareness amongst citizens and decision-makers in public and private sectors about the role of prevention, preparedness and the collective actions to be better prepared, adapt and response to these future stakes