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HEAL COP 17 partner work with WHO & GCCA

The World Health Organization (WHO) will be in Durban, South Africa for COP 17 from November 28 to December 9, 2011, continuing to work with the international community to promote health within the climate change debate.

At least 12 side events will touch on aspects of health and climate change ranging from improving support for health adaptation and health-promoting mitigation policies in UNFCCC and sustainable development negotiations; implementation of the African regional framework for health adaptation, and a "Climate and Health Summit" led by the NGO community.

For more information on WHO’s key messages, recommendations for the negotiations, and a list of health side events, please visit their website here.

For any further information, please contact Marina Maiero - maierom@who.int, or Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum - campbelllendrumd@who.int.

The Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA) is also continuing to provide very powerful promotion of the work of non-governmental partners in the climate change process (website link), It has featured HEAL’s climate and health work in an interview with Genon Jensen, Executive director in the latest issue of tcktcktck newsletter. Read it here.

Last updated on 1 December 2011

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