In May 2021, the WHO-Civil Society Working Group on Climate and Health, co-chaired by WHO and GCHA, together with the WHO Regional Offices and other health partners, will host a series of six Regional Consultations on Climate Change and Health.
The Regional Consultations are intended to:
- solicit and elevate health sector recommendations on climate action;
- strengthen linkages between country, regional and global initiatives on climate change and health;
- collect a set of regional case studies highlighting leadership and innovation within each region; and
- continue to advance support for the WHO Manifesto for a Healthy and Green Recovery from COVID-19.
To this end, the Regional Consultations will bring together representatives from organizations working on issues related to health, climate change, and sustainable development, as well as youth and indigenous organizations, and organizations working with other impacted and vulnerable communities. In addition, the Consultations will engage national and local government representatives from ministries of health and other relevant ministries, and from regional governance bodies.
In order to foster engaged conversation during these consultations, there will be a limited number of spaces available. WHO encourages interested organizations to apply to participate using this link, but cannot guarantee that there will be space for all registrants.
For the European Region consultation, which will take place 19 and 20 May EASAC/IAP will give a short presentation of their work on climate change and health, focusing particularly on a recent EASAC-FEAM publication on the Decarbonisation of the Health Sector.