NCD Alliance New Policy Brief on Climate Change and NCDs Launched

by HCC

NCD Alliance Climate Change BriefOn the 31st March 2016 the NCD Alliance launched a joint policy brief with the Global Climate and Health Alliance on climate change and NCDs. NCDs and climate change are two of the greatest threats to sustainable development this century, but the actions required to address them present an unmissable opportunity for joint action.

Climate Change and NCDsThe policy brief focuses on four key areas for intervention – air pollution, energy, transport and food systems. Air pollution causes 7 million deaths annually, and is a leading cause of both NCDs and climate change, thus all interventions to reduce air pollution have a positive impact on both human and planetary tramadol cheap online no prescription health. In the energy sector, transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is if vital importance to improving health, with mortality rates due to coal-generated electricity 1,000 times higher than for wind-generated electricity. Read more

Download the Policy Brief here.

A related article from the Lancet entitled ‘The perfect storm: climate change and its health consequences’ can be found here.

HCC also recently produced a paper on ‘Climate Change, NCDs & SIDS’

Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease account for some 7 out of every 10 deaths in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) including those of the Caribbean.

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