Climate Change & Health
See below for a compilation of links from around the web. This week, we are focused on climate change, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, and implications for health.
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Interested in health care and climate change?
Many of us have been following the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris - whether via twitter/COP21 or using #COP21 on other social sites, or via the many reporters, journalists, agencies and environmental organizations attending the conference. Here are a few sites and articles that caught our eye:
- The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change newsroom presents news of climate change and stories about the groundswell of climate action by governments, companies, cities, the UN and civil society around the globe. Read the latest draft agreement from Paris’ #COP21 climate negotiations. It's version two, and at 27 pages, the future of our planet seems surprisingly concise. As well, check-out the list of recent climate funding announcements, and the winners of UN climate solutions awards, plus information on the process, decision and outcomes, as well as resources.
In the news
- The NYT has excellent running coverage of the climate talks here >
- The Guardian's dedicated section on climate change is full of news and analysis >
- COP21 Paris live blog from 350.org - the international environmental organization that has built a global grassroots movement to raise awareness of human-driven climate change, and campaign for solutions. Scroll down the blog to read 350.org's statement on the latest draft text. And for a closer to home analysis, read this article: Canada joins "High Ambition Coalition" to push for strong climate treaty in Paris.
Connecting climate change & health
- Interested in how environmental factors, including climate change, play a role in health? The world’s leading experts on environmental health argue that "[t]he implications of climate change for a global population of 9 billion people threatens to undermine the last half century of gains in development and global health". Read more here >
On the streets
- ArtCOP21 launched ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris, as a global festival of cultural activity on climate change. On the site, you can view events and see what others are creating in response to #COP21. This short film below gives a sense of what is happening with ArtCOP21.
TedTalks on Climate Change
- Hungry for more information? Check-out the top 10 Tedtalks on climate change here >
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