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WHO Releases Study on Climate Change Science, Policy and People

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." The report outlines necessary action to protect health from climate change's negative impacts, noting that the health sector already has at its disposal a number of effective interventions that can save lives in the present and reduce vulnerability to climate change in the future. In addition, the report singles out several policy options in other sectors, such as transport and energy production, that could simultaneously improve health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report underscores the health community's rapidly growing engagement on climate change and health, recommending priority actions to further support healthy and sustainable development. [WHO Press Release]  [The Report]