On the occasion of the centenary of the foundation of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Red Cross will bring together healthcare professionals, government officials, scientists and civil society from around the world for to discuss future impacts on the health of populations and ways to mitigate their effects. The first “humanitarian COP” on climate change and health will examine the current and future consequences of climate change on health, explore innovative approaches to dealing with the emerging challenges, and raise awareness among citizens and decision makers about the role of prevention, preparedness, adaptation and response to climate impacts.
Specific themes include: reducing the health risks of disasters; adapting to heat waves in urban areas; fighting against food insecurity and malnutrition; promoting access to universal health care (UHC); facing the health challenges of climate-related migration; protecting ecosystems to promote health; and financing and governing climate-health initiatives more effectively.
The conference is organized in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and others.
dates: 15-16 April 2019
location: Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France