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Press Release: UN Climate Change and WHO Team Up to Protect Health from Climate Change at COP23
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Press Release: UN Climate Change and WHO Team Up to Protect Health from Climate Change at COP23

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat(UNFCCC) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to renew the two institutions’ joint commitment to tackle public health challenges emerging from rising temperatures and to help countries boost the efficiency of their response to climate change.

The agreement coincides with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, and the need to ensure that countries with weak or inadequate health infrastructure receive support to protect human health and build climate resilience to respond to such threats.

The signing of this MoU recognises that the protection and enhancement of health is an essential pillar of sustainable development, requiring the widest possible cooperation by all countries and other relevant stakeholders.

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Author: UN Climate Press Release

Publish Date: 15.11.2017

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