Health as a crucial driver for climate policy

Sauerborn, Rainer; Kjellstrom, Tord; Nilsson, Maria
January 2009
Global Health Action;2009, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the importance of considering health issues on climate change policies. He mentions three reasons for health considerations including the increasing and inequitable distribution, health concerns of people on themselves and their children, and positive health co-benefits of mitigation policies. He emphasizes on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report which identified several knowledge gaps on the effects of climate change to health.


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