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The HCN community co-creates policy recommendations to influence global decision making on climate change and health. We hold events, workshops and seminars to build our community and advocate together for healthy climate action.

HCN’s objectives
The HCN aims to:

  • Have the delivery of the Paris Climate Change Agreement viewed as the world’s most urgent action for global health.
  • Raise the urgency of global climate action by showing that many climate solutions can save lives and promote health benefits for all.
  • Encourage joint actions by decision makers and stakeholders working on global climate change, energy transition, transport and mobility, food systems and health care towards a common goal of a healthy, climate safe future.
  • Have decision makers at COP27 to recognise health as a core negotiating theme and ensuring mitigation and adaptation outcomes maximise the co-benefits for health.

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‘Without urgent, effective and equitable mitigation actions, climate change increasingly threatens the health and livelihoods of people around the globe’

- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR6 WGIII, April 2022

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    "Investing in food systems transformation is a cost-effective way for the climate finance
    community to achieve huge emissions reductions."
    UNTAPPED OPPORTUNITIES: CLIMATE FINANCING FOR FOOD SYSTEMS TRANSFORMATION @futureoffoodorg
    https://futureoffood.org/insights/untapped-opportunities-climate-financing-for-food-systems-transformation/

    Net zero by 2050 in England and Wales equals ‘extra 2m years of life’
    "policies will reduce harmful environmental factors such as air pollution, and encourage healthy behaviours including diet and exercise" @LSHTM_Planet
    @andrewgregory
    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/24/net-zero-by-2050-in-england-and-wales-equals-extra-2m-years-of-life?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

    HCN Webinar: 7th February
    Climate and health implications of air pollution from agriculture
    @ModiMwatsama @wellcometrust @camilaacostac_ @saudeesust Marco Springmann @LSHTM_Planet
    @KurinjiSelvaraj @CEEWIndia @SergioSCleanAir @EnvDefenseFund @CCACoalition

    https://healthandclimatenetwork.org/climate-and-health-implications-of-air-pollution-from-agriculture/

    Toxic air shortens the lives of thousands of Londoners every year.
     
    We are expecting high pollution levels tomorrow. Please play your part by avoiding unnecessary car trips and not leaving your engine idling.

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