The World Health Organisation is launching a call for action this week to highlight what it says could be one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century: climate change.
The organisation hopes it can encourage negotiators at the 21st UN Climate Change Conference, in Paris later this year, to keep the effects of climate change on health at the centre of the negotiations.
«The World Health Organisation wants to ensure that the health messages are well articulated and well highlighted in the final resolution of [the conference],» Magaran Bagayoko, WHO senior scientist, said in an interview with The Times on Friday.
The WHO team leader on climate change and health, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, said an agreement on reducing the adverse effects of climate change was expected to be reached in Paris in December, but how effective it would be was unknown.
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