Taking care of humankind at +2°C

Taking care of humankind at +2°C

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World conference Health and climate change, Cannes / Pr Sir Andy Haines

Hi, I’m Andy Haines a
Environmental change in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and
I chaired the Lancet Rockefeller Commission on planetary health which reported in 2015 I fully support the French Red Cross and the entire
International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement in finding solutions to deal with the consequences of climate change health desire most precious assets
And climate change poses major threats to health the health of humanity

Including from increased exposure to extreme heat floods droughts changing infectious disease patterns declines in nutrition and through many other pathways
Humanitarian organizations have a major role to play to care for those people affected by environmental change especially of course the most vulnerable and to help people prepare themselves and communities to become more resilient

All humanitarians need to be ambassadors climate action by above all telling the stories of the health impacts, they address in the course of their daily work and Sharing the innovative solutions that they’re developing to reduce the risks to health. I
Congratulate the French Red Cross for organizing the first this conference is most important conference on health and climate change the first humanitarian cop or conference of the parties
We need to mobilize
And work together the humanitarian and Health Professions
To address the big biggest public health challenge of the 21st century recognizing that human health depends ultimately on the health of the planet one health


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