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HEAL Reaction: Medics offer a healthy boost for a stronger Paris climate agreement



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Lancet Commission, climate change, health

The UCL-Lancet Commission on climate change and health 2015 published today offers policy makers an opportunity to connect with an issue close to the hearts of European citizens – their health. This second Commission report of the renowned Lancet medical journal says the effects of climate change on health “are being felt today, and future projections pose an unacceptably high and potentially catastrophic risk to human health.” But their message is also positive and an offer of leadership. It is also creates a chance to connect climate with what people care about most - their health and the health of their communities - and to unite all actors behind this common cause. The Commission’s central finding is that “ tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century ”.