World Health Organisation convened a briefing on climate change and
Following presentations on studies looking at the effects of localized,
urban climate change on public health, as well as a general overview
of potential health risks associated with global climate change,
Bertollini talks about the WHO's role in steering climate change
policy and the necessity of maintaining the focus of UNFCCC negotiations
on the public health.
Director, Rome Division, WHO-European Centre for Environment and Health,
and Andrew Haines, Royal Free and University College, London Medical
School, United Kingdom
IPCC, Climate and Human Health Research Unit and Medical Research
Institute, Kenya, Tony McMichael, IPCC London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, and Roberto Bertollini
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