Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum from the World Health Organization highlights five key health messages for the delegates at the climate negotiations.
Leena Hasan and Nick Watts from the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) provide answers to some frequently asked questions on the GCHA and the upcoming Climate and Health Summit.
Representatives from the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association highlight those most at risk of climate change impacts, in the context of Typhoon Haiyan which recently devastated the Philippines.
Health adaptation expert, Dr Kristie L. Ebi, emphasises the effectiveness of adaptive management approaches in public health as a response to climate change.
Dr Iqbal Kabir from Bangladesh’s Ministry of Health & Family Welfare states that the inclusion of health in Least Developed Country National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) would have a positive impact on sustainable development.
Elaine Fletcher from the World Health Organization emphasises that rapid action to reduce short-lived climate pollutants could slow the rate of global warming while saving millions of lives.
Academics Ali Shafqat Akanda and Antarpreet Jutla explain the impact that climatic changes can have on the incidence and distribution of diarrhoeal diseases.
Healthy Planet UK’s Isobel Braithwaite explains that climate change not only affects physical health but also mental health – and dramatically so.
Olga Rostkowska, from the European Medical Students’ Association reveals a link between Poland’s dependence upon coal for energy and damages being made to both people’s health and the environment.
Abdur Rahaman Rana, Convenor of the Bangladesh Youth Environment Safeguard explains the differing impacts changing weather patterns are having on people’s health across the country.
Rachael Purcell of IFMSA offers her reflections on the first week of COP so far, including on the topic of health and climate change, and authors from Italy’s Youth News Agency describe how the concept of intergenerational equity was addressed on day four.