The 2021 Global Conference on Health and Climate Change will be held on the theme “Healthy and Ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement” and will also have a special focus on Climate Justice. It aims to support and showcase Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement that are ambitious, based on the principles of justice and equity, and promote and protect health.
The Conference is being organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA), in close collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University and its Centre for Climate Justice, with the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, and other partners. It will convene on the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 26) and will bring together a range of key actors in public health and climate change policy in order to incorporate public health and climate justice considerations into the UN climate negotiations.
The Conference will include sessions on the health co-benefits of a broad range of climate policies, including: clean energy policies; air quality measures; subsidy reform; smart agriculture and sustainable food systems; educational and civil society involvement; nature-based solutions; and others.