Acaba de ser publicado este interesante informe de la OMS, con el subtítulo the health argument for climate action.
The 10 recommendations 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 recommendations were developed in consultation with over 150 organisations 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 prioritise health and equity in the interna- tional climate movement and sustainable devel- opment agenda. Each recommendation comes with a selection of resources and case studies to help inspire and guide policymakers and practi- tioners in implementing the suggested solutions.
The next few years present a crucial window for governments to integrate health and climate policies in their COVID-19 recovery packages
(recommendation 1) and international climate commitments (recommendation 2). While near- term pandemic responses will largely set the pace and direction of health and climate goals, ambitious national climate commitments will be crucial to sustain a healthy recovery in the mid- to long-term. To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, health and equity need to be placed at the centre of the United Nations climate negotiations going forward.
The health benefits from climate actions (recom- mendation 3) are well documented and offer strong arguments for transformative change – and this is true across many priority areas for action: adaptation and resilience (recommenda- tion 4), the energy transition (recommendation 5), clean transport and active mobility (recom- mendation 6), nature (recommendation 7), food systems (recommendation 8) and finance (recom- mendation 9). The health sector and health community are a trusted and influential – but often overlooked – climate actor that can enable transformational change to protect people and planet (recommendation 10).