Climate change is a global emergency. International scientific consensus and other reports have highlighted the risks to the stability of earth systems, to ecosystems and to health due to human activity in the Anthropocene. Reports on global heating, land use, biodiversity, oceans and the cryosphere, and their implications for health paint a troubling picture. Amid calls for transformational change to address these interrelated crises, addressing climate change calls for swift, coordinated policies and action at every level. Public health has a role to play.
In this section you will find publications and tools to help inform public health practitioners’ and decision makers’ policy approaches to mitigate and adapt to the exponentially-increasing risks, especially problematic for health equity, arising from global heating. The goal is to help inform choices that can be beneficial to public health while addressing the climate emergency.
To consult our resources on climate change, click on the links below:
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