Climate change poses a significant global health threat, but the Global South is bearing the brunt of those impacts due to underinvestment that hinders economic growth and the health of working-age populations. However, there is growing interest in finding credible solutions to mitigate warming and help low- and middle-income countries adapt. Given the status of the climate-health nexus in global forums, this report details the opportunities for the Global South to achieve leadership and policy gains by focusing climate and health conversations at the multilateral level.
- 30+ years of multilateral focus on climate-health offers fertile ground for progress
- 4 consecutive G20 Presidencies present a critical period for South-led climate action
- 13 viable strategies for advancing climate-proof health for all in the Global South
Climate Change and Health: Exploring the Global South’s LeadershipClimate change poses a significant threat to global health, marked by unpredictable weather events, heat waves, and diseases. The impact is disproportionately felt in the Global South, impacting vulnerable communities, due to underinvestment in indicators and limited evidence. This hinders economic growth and the health of working-age populations, making the recognition and solving for climate change implications on the health of populations non-negotiable.Download PDF
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