The 10 recommendations  (listed below) in the COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health propose a set of priority actions from the global health community to governments and policy makers, calling on them to act with urgency on the current climate and health crises.

The 10 recommendations were developed in consultation with over 150 organizations and 400 experts and health professionals. They are intended to inform governments and other stakeholders ahead of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and to highlight various opportunities for governments to prioritize health and equity in the international climate movement and sustainable development agenda. Each recommendation comes with a selection of resources and case studies to help inspire and guide policymakers and practitioners in implementing the suggested solutions.

  1. Commit to a healthy recovery
  2. Our health is not negotiable
  3. Harness the health benefits of climate action
  4. Build health resilience to climate risks
  5. Create energy systems that protect and improve climate and health
  6. Reimagine urban environments, transport, and mobility
  7. Protect and restore nature as the foundation of our health
  8. Promote healthy, sustainable, and resilient food systems
  9. Finance a healthier, fairer, and greener future to save lives
  10. Listen to the health community and prescribe urgent climate action

Reference information

World Health Organization

Published in Climate-ADAPT Dec 21, 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Apr 4, 2024

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