Health

Working Group on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for the UNECE Region Convenes for the First Time [viewed]

8 February 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Weekly newsletter, for the period 8-12 February 2010, reports on the first meeting of the Working Group on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for the UNECE region, which convened on 5 February 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Recommendations from UNESCO's IYB Science Policy Conference Highlight the Climate-Stabilization Function of Biodiversity [viewed]

February 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has published the statement and recommendations from the UNESCO International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) Science Policy Conference, which took place in Paris, France, from 25-29 January 2010. The Statement recognizes that biodiversity provides critical goods and services on which our lives depend, including the stabilization of climate.

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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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UNPFII Report Highlights Increased Vulnerability to Climate Change Among Indigenous Communities [viewed]

18 January 2010: The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) has released the State of the World's Indigenous Peoples' Report, which highlights that indigenous peoples are among the first to feel the impacts of climate change even though their lifestyles are practically carbon neutral.

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UNECE Highlights Links between Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution Convention and Climate Change [viewed]

18jan_10_07January 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a brochure titled "Clearing the Air: 30th Anniversary of the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution," which reviews the Convention's three decades of achievements in protecting human health, agriculture, freshwater, and historic and cultural monuments.

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WHO Releases Study on Climate Change Science, Policy and People [viewed]

11jan_10_03January 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report providing an update of the scientific evidence on health risks caused by climate change titled "Protecting Health from Climate Change: Connecting Science, Policy and People."

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UNESCO Releases Book on Climate Change and the Arctic [viewed]

11jan_10_05January 2010: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a book titled "Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development," with forewords by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and the UNESCO Director-General.

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