IAMP Statement 2010

News Date: 29 Nov 2010

The IAMP Statement on the Health Co-benefits of Policies to Tackle Climate Change

Certain actions to cut greenhouse gas emissions and thus reduce climate change can also directly improve human health, according to a statement from IAMP, a global network of the world's medical academies, and partner organization of IAP ...

These health benefits could partly offset the costs of tackling climate change and challenge the belief that policies to tackle climate change will invariably be socially and economically demanding.

IAMP urges global political leaders around the world to take account of the health benefits of such mitigation strategies ahead of their meeting this week in Cancun, Mexico. 

Contacts: politikberatung@leopoldina.org, iamp@twas.org

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    IAMP Statement on the Health Co-Benefits of Policies to Tackle Climate Change

    Climate change poses a significant threat to human health. This threat can be decreased by mitigating its causes, particularly by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and adapting to its impacts. There is concern that measures to mitigate climate change will be socially and economically demanding. ... Read More

    Author: Inter Academy Medical Panel

    Release Date: 1 Jan 2010