IHP news 482: Planetary health

By on August 10, 2018

Climate Change: The Biggest Health Problem in the World


“[Physicians] are the natural content experts in terms of framing in the most productive way the most important issue of our time—in the last remaining time window for productive action.” Courtney Howard, International Policy Coordinator for the 2018 Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, on how and why she made the move from emergency doctor to climate change activist.

Report: Suva Expert Dialogue on Loss and Damage Associated with Climate Change Impacts

The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report of the two-day expert dialogue which took place May 2-3 in Bonn, Germany. The meeting sought to enable open exchanges between technical and policy experts, and the co-creation of comprehensive risk-management solutions to extreme weather events and slow onset climatic processes.

Armyworm threatens food security in Asia

The arrival of the fall armyworm in the southern Indian state of Karnataka has put the whole country on alert. The caterpillar, an invasive species that is native to the Americas, has spread rapidly since its arrival in Nigeria in 2016, devastating crops and threatening food security across Africa.

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