To protect health through active engagement to limit the causes of human-caused climate change
Tackling climate change and ending poverty are the two most important, urgent priorities to ensure global health, justice and survival for present and future generations. Multiple health benefits will be accrued by individuals and societies who engage in more active, less material dependent lifestyles, thus protecting their local environment and reducing their contribution to climate change.
To advocate for the establishment of a consistent and equitable global framework to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
An equitable framework entails transfer of resources (financial and technological) to poorer nations and should be led and implemented by governments. Such a framework will promote the health of current and future generations, both rich and poor, both locally and globally.
Click here to read the Climate and Health Council Charter, which underscores this pledge. The Charter contains key messages that we can present to decision makers.