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WHO European Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health Convenes [viewed]

12 March 2010: The Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, which was held in Parma, Italy, from 10-12 March 2010, was a carbon-neutral event organized around the theme “Protecting children's health in a changing environment.” The Conference concluded with the adoption by 53 European Governments of the Parma Declaration on Health and Environment.

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WHO, UNDP Launch Adaptation Project [viewed]

12 March 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have launched the first global project on public health adaptation to climate change. The project involves a series of pilot projects that will seek to increase the adaptive capacity of national health system institutions, including field practitioners, to respond to health risks associated with climate variability and change.

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Africa Carbon Forum Hopes to Help Boost Africa [viewed]

The second Africa Carbon Forum, which was held from 3-5 March 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya, sought to help build on growing interest in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in Africa, and concluded with expectations for a boost in Africa's share of the global carbon market.

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WHO Publishes Fact Sheet on Climate Change and Health [viewed]

January 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) published its Fact Sheet N°266 on “Climate change and health,” which includes sections on: the impact of climate change on health; extreme heat; natural disasters and variable rainfall patterns; patterns of infection; measuring health effects; sectors of the population at risk; and the WHO response.

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European Commission Scientific Newsletter Focuses on Climate and Health [viewed]

11 February 2010: The most recent issue of Science for Environment Policy, the newsletter published by the European Commission to inform policy makers of recent research findings, includes several pieces on climate change and a special thematic issue on climate change and health.

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WHO Publishes Draft Discussion Paper on Gender, Climate Change and Health [viewed]

February 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a draft discussion paper titled “Gender, climate change and health.”

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WHO and UNDP Partner on GEF-funded Project on Health Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

December 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved US$4.5 million funding for a joint global project by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on "piloting health adaptation to climate change."

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WHO to Celebrate World Health Day by Focusing on Urbanization and Health [viewed]

28 January 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) will celebrate World Health Day on 7 April 2010, focusing on urbanization and health.

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Event: World Health Day [viewed]

The World Health Organization (WHO) will celebrate World Health Day on 7 April 2010, focusing on urbanization and health. Among the key messages related to the Day, it is noted that road transportation has significant effects on human health because of greenhouse gas emissions resulting in climate change. During World Health Day, cities across the globe will open public spaces for cycling and walking, outdoor concerts, health forums or clean-up campaigns.  

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Event: Fifth Ministerial Meeting on Environment and Health [viewed]

The Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO)/Europe and hosted by Italy, will focus on protecting children's health in a changing environment. Climate change will be one of the main topics on the agenda.  

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