Building upon last year's successful climate and health summit an informal alliance of health organizations around the world - including Health Care Without Harm, World Medical Association, the International Council of Nurses, International Federation of Medical Students Climate and Health Alliance and others - has prepared a statement aimed at climate negotiators currently meeting in Doha.
The Declaration details why health experts are extremely worried about the slow progress at the international climate negotiations, and highlights why health co-benefits can be important argument for ambitious climate mitigation.
As a joint statement from the global health community, the paper reiterates policy demands from the Durban declaration and Call to action 2011, and applies the core ideas from the Durban climate and health summit to most recent knowledge and a growing level of urgency. This statement will be used in discussion with policy makers in Doha, but also serves as roadmap of future action.
If you want to support this statement you can sign up here: www.dohadeclaration.weebly.com