Climate Change and Global Health

Taing, Lina and Mahadeo, Kimberly, "Climate Change and Global Health" in Handbook of Global Health (Berlin: Springer, 2021), 2183-2196.

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  • Author Taing, Lina
    Mahadeo, Kimberly
    Chapter Title Climate Change and Global Health
    Book Title Handbook of Global Health
    Publication Date 2021-05-12
    Place of Publication Berlin
    Publisher Springer
    Start page 2183
    End page 2196
    Language eng
    Abstract Anthropogenic climate change threatens to diminish global health gains achieved over the past century. This chapter describes the myriad of ways environmental, economic and societal determinants of health are impacted if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated. It highlights that since collective resources such as water, air and food are impacted, the negative health consequences of climate change are felt universally. This indicates that the climate crisis is a health crisis. A global policy review of the Paris Agreement, Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework indicate, however, that there remains limited development and integration of climate-resilient health systems in the climate action discourse. Given the unprecedented and potentially irreversible impacts to all life on the planet, urgent actions and investments are needed from the world’s leaders to build global health resilience, by developing climate-resilient health systems that critically safeguard both population and planetary health.
    Copyright Holder The Editors and the World Health Organization 2021
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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