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U.S., World Leaders To Attend U.N. Climate Summit This Week

News outlets discuss issues surrounding the U.N. Climate Summit, which takes place Tuesday in New York, including a climate-related march and reports released ahead of the meeting. NPR: All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit “The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as…

Global Health Community Must Act Now To Reduce Impacts Of Climate Change

The Lancet published an opinion piece and editorial on the impacts of climate change on global health. The Lancet: Health risks of climate change: act now or pay later Andy Haines, Kristie Ebi, Kirk Smith, and Alistair Woodward, all members of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “There is…

Climate Experts Must Consider Role Of Population Growth

New York Times: On the Path Past 9 Billion, Little Crosstalk Between U.N. Sessions on Population and Global Warming Andrew Revkin, New York Times columnist “The United Nations and the streets of Manhattan are going into global warming saturation mode, from Sunday’s People’s Climate March through the Tuesday climate change…

Flooding Damages Hospitals In Kashmir, Worsening Health Crisis

New York Times: Hospitals in Kashmir Struggle After Flooding, Deepening a Health Crisis “…In the aftermath of the powerful floods that hit Kashmir early this month, the area is in the midst of a health crisis. Much of the region depends on the premier hospitals in Srinagar, the summer capital…

Climate Change Poses Challenges To Global Health, Study Says

News outlets discuss a new study showing how climate change might affect global health. HealthDay: Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns “Coupled with worldwide marches demanding action on climate change, a new study warns that rising temperatures and altered weather patterns in the United States may…

USAID’s Commitment To Nature Protection Benefits Development

Huffington Post: Bringing Conservation and Development Together Mark Tercek, president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy “Development and conservation are often viewed as separate or even opposing needs. The truth is, we simply won’t be successful in addressing either the world’s economic or environmental challenges unless we bring them together…

Climate Change Action To Be Stand-Alone Goal In SDGs

IRIN: Higher profile for climate change in new SDGs “Following months of lobbying by poor island states and NGOs, action on climate change is to be a stand-alone goal among the 17 newly agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…” (Kindra, 8/26).

U.N. Experts Call For Action On Climate-Related Health Risks At Global Conference

News outlets report on the WHO’s call for action on climate and health-related activities at the first-ever global conference on health and climate, which opened Wednesday in Geneva. Thomson Reuters Foundation: Act now on climate change or face growing health risks – U.N. “Swift action to tackle climate change would…

Awareness Should Be Raised On Climate Change’s Impact On Human Health, WHO Official Says

Deutsche Welle: Climate change’s health toll: ‘We can save millions of lives, even now’ “While the effects of climate change on the environment are gaining wide attention, there’s a lack of awareness about the impact on human health. The WHO’s Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum tells DW how both can be addressed…” (Rasper,…

Issue Brief Discusses Integration Of WASH, Water Conservation, Climate Resilience

National Resources Defense Council’s “Switchboard”: USAID Needs to Bring Together Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation with Fresh Water Conservation and Climate Resilience in Development Assistance Elizabeth Shope, an advocate with the NRDC, discusses an issue brief she authored, titled “Connecting Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene with Fresh Water Conservation and Climate…