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UN Climate Summit 2014
News  posted by HCWH  on September 21, 2014  


The global dialogue on climate change and health takes center stage in New York City 

Starting on September 21, New York City was a hotbed of climate change activity with the UN Climate Summit, Climate Week NYC, and the People’s Climate March all happening.

These events mark an unprecedented level of engagement by the health sector from the grassroots on upwards, galvanized by the growing body of evidence that links climate change and human health.

 

News from Climate Summit 2014

Health is in the Air, But Which Way Will the Wind Blow?
[October 7] Health Care Without Harm's Jennifer Wang reflects on the success of Climate Week.

An Opportunity and an Obligation
[September 23] As the UN Climate Summit opens in New York City, major U.S. health systems call for climate health action.

“Dear Matafele Peinem” Poem Opens the Climate Summit
[September 23] 26 year old poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Islands, addressed the Opening Ceremony of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit.


Tackling Climate Change Presents A 'Golden Opportunity' For Public Health
[September 22, Huffington Post] Lynne Peeples considers the potential health impact of climate change and the role health professionals can play in its mitigation. 

US Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, Richard Horton Address Public Health Leaders
[September 22] During a Global Climate and Health Alliance event, leading public health figures discussed the intersection between climate change and health and offered a pathway toward a sustainable and healthy future.


Equator Prize 2014 Winners Announced
[September 22] The Equator Initiative awarded 35 initiatives throughout the world for their outstanding local achievement in advancing sustainable development solutions for people, nature, and resilient communities.


Rockefeller Oil Fortune Heirs, Health Care Systems, Religious Groups, Cities, and Universities Pledge to Divest $50 Billion
[September 21, New York Times] Wallace Global Fund held a press conference where more than 50 foundations, institutions, and wealthy individuals announced they will divest their fossil fuel assets.

HCWH Europe at the People's Climate March in Brussels
[September 21] HCWH Europe team participated in the People's Climate March in Brussels as part of a global call for world leaders to take action against climate change ahead of this week's UN Climate Summit in New York.

Thousands Urge Action on Climate Change in Huge NYC March
[September 21, New York Post] Michael Gartland, Amber Sutherland, and Leonard Greene reflect on the People's Climate March, which saw around 400,000 people participate in.


High Hopes Ahead of UN Climate Summit
[September 18] HCWH Europe's Climate Policy & Membership Officer Kornelia Bagi discusses the upcoming UN Climate Summit 2014

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