Climate and health are closely interconnected, so countries must take ambitious commitments to ensure a healthy and environmentally-friendly recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the UN health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.

Tuesdays, October 12th, 2021 (HealthDay News)– Climate change is the “single biggest health threat facing humanity,” and governments must adopt “immediate action” to tackle the health crisis, warns a special report from the World Health Organization.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the intimate and delicate links between humans, animals and our environment,”Tedros Adhanom

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the close and sensitive links between humans, animals and our environment, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’ s Director-General.

In an open letter to leaders across the globe, 150 organizations, including 400 health experts, expressed support for 10 climate and health actions, detailed in Monday’s WHO report.

“healthy, sustainable, and resilient”Tedros Adhanom

This includes redesigning urban environments and transport systems, strengthening “healthy, sustainable, and resilient” food delivery systems and committing to a “healthy, green, and just recovery” of Covid-19, which includes access to vaccinations worldwide and actions to prevent future pandemics.

The greatest concerns, continue the experts, are combustion of fossil fuels that contributes to climate change and consequently an intensification of extreme weather events like heat waves, storms and floods and rising sea levels.

The WHO says air pollution, which is mostly generated by burning fossil fuels and which is also driving the global climate change, causes 13 deaths per minute.

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Climate change

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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