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Cancun Climate and Health Statement (Report)

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The "Cancun Climate and Health Statement" was launched in December 2010 calls on negotiators to consider the "real costs" of climate change and the benefits of strong action by taking the human health dimension into account.

There is a growing body of evidence that human-induced climate change is already causing serious human health problems across the globe. These health impacts will only escalate as the world’s climate becomes increasingly destabilized. The Lancet has called climate change, “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.

Last updated on 1 July 2011

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