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WHO calls on countries to take climate action to ensure a green recovery after the epidemic-News-Science Net

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WHO calls on all countries to take climate action to ensure a green recovery after the epidemic


Xinhua News Agency, Geneva, October 11 (Reporter Liu Qu) The World Health Organization released a special report on climate change and health on the 11th, making recommendations to governments on global actions to address climate change and to maximize human health. The report emphasizes that countries must vigorously make commitments to address climate change and achieve a healthy and green recovery after the new crown epidemic.

The 26th Conference of the Parties to the “United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change” will open on October 31 in Glasgow, UK. The WHO released this report before the meeting, expounding the global health community’s position on climate action, that is, more and more studies have shown that there are many inseparable links between climate and health.

The report recommends that governments place health and social justice at the core of the UN climate negotiations; give priority to adopting measures to address climate change with the greatest health, social and economic benefits; guide the transition to renewable energy and reduce air pollution, especially coal burning Air pollution caused by; promote sustainable and healthy urban design and transportation systems, and emphasize walking, cycling, and public transportation.

WHO says the background of the report is unprecedentedextremeWeather events and other climate change events are causing more and more damage to human life and health.

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