Network Updates / Marrakech / 2016-11-15

Declaration for Health, Environment and Climate Change

Health and environment ministers unite at Climate Conference to reduce 12.6 million environment-related deaths

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Health and environment ministers pledged accelerate action to reduce an estimated 12.6 million deaths annually from pollution as part of a linked climate, health and environment agenda.

Gathering at the COP22 climate meeting in Marrakech, over two dozen high level officials from both sectors signed up to the Declaration for Health, Environment and Climate Change. The goal is to reduce pollution-related deaths via a new global initiative to promote better management of environmental and climate risks to health.

The declaration encourages the health and environment sectors to exchange experiences, technical expertise and best practices to enhance health and protect the environment.

Read the full press release here and the full ministerial declaration here.