High level health delegation at the Copenhagen Climate Summit
HEAL and our member organisation, Health Care Without Harm, will bring a high level health delegation to the climate talks in Copenhagen next month. The united voice of the health community will help to bring home one message: Global leaders must avert a global public health crisis now by abating climate change - this is a number one priority in Copenhagen and beyond.
Over the last two months HEAL, together with HCWH, have presented our ’Prescription for a Healthy Planet’ to European and Global decision makers. Our next step to help protect public health from climate change is to bring a delegation of leading health and medical experts, as well as public health advocates and health NGOs to the UNFCCC Copenhagen Climate Summit. Each day we will hold briefings to provide input, highlight side events and actions during the day. The delegation will bring together 20 representatives of the health and medical community and will also support the side event of the World Health Organisation planned for 17th December.
Alongside HEAL and HCWH, the international participants from the health community will include representatives from:
The delegation will continue to highlight the need to put health at the centre for climate change negotiations. By bringing together key figures from the health community, we will ensure that our message on the health effects of climate change is heard in Copenhagen. Through this delegation we can then collectively build a strategy for post-Copenhagen efforts among the health community.
Last updated on 10 June 2011