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18 Oct 2018 description

Third Global Conference on Health and Climate Change: Special Focus on Small Island Developing States, concluded on Wednesday with an Action Plan to be implemented in the Region

Washington, D.C., October 18 2018 (PAHO / WHO) — Ministers from across the Region of the Caribbean have agreed on an Action Plan to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is protected and prioritized within the global climate change agenda.

16 Oct 2018 description

Warmer temperatures and increased rainfall can pose threats to our livelihoods and health by impacting the quality of water we drink, the food we consume, and the weather we experience.

But there are also vector-borne diseases (carried by mosquitoes and other insects), and water-borne bacteria and viruses, that become prevalent during periods of high and low rainfall, which pose great health risks to local populations. For example, increased risks of contracting dengue fever, chikungunya, malaria, and other diseases.

04 Oct 2018 description
report CARE

CONTEXTE DU TCHAD

Depuis l'obtention de son independance de la France en 1960, le Tchad subit l'instabilite engendree par les Hyalites internes entre les groupes ethniques et les conflits des pays voisins. Le Tchad est run des pays les plus pauvre du monde, classe 186ieme sur 188 pays dans l'Indice de developpement humain (IDH) en 2016.

01 Oct 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

DUBAI, Sep 30 2018 (WAM) - The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has conducted an overall assessment of climate adaptation in the health context in the UAE. Through surveys and a stakeholders’ workshop, MOCCAE outlined the direct and indirect climate-related health risks and the existing and possible actionable solutions for public health adaptation.

25 Sep 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 2018 (IPS) - The United Nations warned last month that the accelerating impacts of climate change—“already clearly visible today”– have triggered an unpredictable wave of natural disasters– including extreme heatwaves, wild fires, storms, and floods during the course of this year.

“If we do not change course by 2020”, cautions UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, “we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us.”

16 Sep 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Lenore Manderson, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Brown University, USA, and Distinguished Professor, Public Health and Medical Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand

14 Sep 2018 description

"We are on a trajectory to reach over 3 degrees C of warming, and if this trend continues there would be serious consequences for health in many parts of the world"

By Sophie Hares

TEPIC, Mexico, Sept 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Failure to meet global targets to limit rising temperatures will mean more heat-releated deaths, researchers said on Thursday.

10 Sep 2018 description

Through inclusive climate resilient development, the Arab States work toward the Sustainable Development Goals

The majority of the Arab States possess all the requisite elements to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. There’s a young, educated workforce, plenty of natural resources, a notable increase in investments in renewable energy, and a much-needed uptick in efforts to support equality. Climate change, conflict and other related factors threaten to derail this progress, and ruin any chances of a Pax Arabica.

03 Sep 2018 description

UN CHEMIN: NON PAS LE PLUS COURT, MAIS LE PLUS DURABLE

Récemment, le directeur d’une organisation caritative suisse m’a envoyé un livre au titre résolument provocateur: Früher war alles schlechter («Autrefois, tout était pire»). Quelques semaines plus tôt, lors d’un trajet en train dans le nord de l’Inde, nous avions médité sur l’état du monde. Pour l’humanité dans son ensemble, notre «bilan intermédiaire» était positif. Par cet ouvrage, mon compagnon de voyage voulait certainement me dire que nous n’étions pas seuls devant ce constat.

21 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

By Lisa Schlein

GENEVA — U.N. agencies and the Bangladesh government have begun distributing liquid petroleum gas stoves in Cox’s Bazar to help prevent further deforestation, which has been accelerating with the huge influx of Rohingya refugees during the past year.

Cox’s Bazar is home to large areas of protected forest and an important wildlife habitat. The arrival of more than 700,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar has put enormous pressure on these precious resources.

04 Aug 2018 description

On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. Secretary of State, and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN met in Singapore for the Eleventh Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting.

31 Jul 2018 description

Rudolph Ian Alama

DAVAO CITY July 27, (PIA)—Health authorities are raising alarm over health hazards brought by climate change.

According to Dr. Susan Pinedo-Mercado, presidential envoy on global health initiatives, the country is not ready to face extinct viruses.

There had been fears that extinct viruses frozen in ice caps will be released once these polar ice caps melt.

Mercado said that bacteria do not die when they are frozen unlike plants and animals.

17 Jul 2018 description
report UN News Service

A l’ouverture du segment ministériel du Forum politique de haut-niveau sur le développement durable, deux hauts responsables de l’ONU ont exhorté les Etats à redoubler d’efforts pour réaliser les 17 Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) qu’ils se sont fixés.

A 12 ans de l’échéance des ODD, la Vice-Secrétaire générale de l’ONU Amina J. Mohammed et le Président de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies Miroslav Lajčák ont souligné que les efforts déployés sont au ralenti et que de nombreux défis persistaient.