Health in International climate negotiations

Human health and wellbeing are being increasingly spotlighted as a key consideration in international climate change negotiations. 

OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council is part of the growing movement of health professional bodies around the world that are pushing for health to be an integral part of international climate negotiations. Others include the World Health Organisation, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and the Global Climate and Health Alliance.

We argue that health, wellbeing and fairness (equity) should be at the centre of international climate negotiations, as well as at the centre of Aotearoa-New Zealand's contribution to global action on climate change.

Our Work:

OraTaiao submission on NZ's post 2020 INDC climate target ('Intended Nationally Determined Contribution' toward global action on climate change) June 2015

Joint NZ Health Call to Action on Climate Change and Health here, and NZ Medical Journal editorial here.

‘Healthy Climate, Healthy People’


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