Climate Change

Has Progress Stalled at Cancun Climate Talks?

This week, Jade Sasser, policy advisor for the Public Health Institute, has been guest blogging for Blog4GlobalHealth from the Cancun Climate Summit in Mexico. Her reports can also be seen at Dialogue4Health, the blog of PHI. CANCUN, Mexico — Japan shocked delegates to the COP 16 Conference on Climate Change Tuesday by announcing that it would not agree…

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Cancun: Climate Change, Displacement and Migration

All this week, Jade Sasser, policy advisor for the Public Health Institute, is guest blogging for Blog4GlobalHealth from the Cancun Climate Summit in Mexico. Her reports can also be seen at Dialogue4Health, the blog of PHI. CANCUN, Mexico — Tuesday at the COP 16 climate change conference here, I attended a briefing on the topic of displacement and migration in…

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What are Connections Between Reproductive Health and Climate Change?

All this week, Jade Sasser, policy advisor for the Public Health Institute, will be guest blogging for Blog4GlobalHealth from the Cancun Climate Summit in Mexico. Her reports can also be seen at Dialogue4Health, the blog of PHI. CANCUN, Mexico – Monday marked the official start to proceedings of the COP 16 conference here. This past weekend, however, international youth delegates,…

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Climate Finance and Health: What's the Connection?

All this week, Jade Sasser, policy advisor for the Public Health Institute, will be guest blogging for Blog4GlobalHealth from the Cancun Climate Summit in Mexico. Her reports can also be seen at Dialogue4Health, the blog of PHI. CANCUN, Mexico – Although many express skepticism about whether a binding international treaty will be produced at this year’s UN Framework Convention for Climate…

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Women heroes of conservation also improving health

Last week, I went to an event on Capitol Hill that had nothing to do with global health, at least not on the surface. “Women Heroes of Global Conservation” honored six women from around the world who had done extraordinary things to save the planet. (See a three-minute video of the event.) Truth be told, I really went to…

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In Creating Link Between Climate and Health, Hope Survives

This blog was written by Council Intern Analise Polsky, who is a graduate student in public health at George Washington University. The resignation of UN Climate Chief Yvo de Boer last month symbolized the failure of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference to many people.  Although De Boer has made no reference to Copenhagen as a…

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Promoting Health Benefits of Clean Energy at White House

Our blog post yesterday (see next post below) focused on the close links between population, women and climate change in developing countries, as documented in UNFPA’s new State of the World Population 2009 report released on Wednesday. Today I spent the better part of the day in the White House focusing on a domestic dimension…

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After the Hype, Copenhagen Provides Cold Reminder of Political Reality

The following is a special guest blog by Leo Bryant, advocacy manager for Marie Stopes International of the United Kingdom, a member organization of the Global Health Council, from the 15th UN Climate Change Conference (COP15). The opinions expressed here are solely his own and not necessarily those of the Council. Get more information on…

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Unexpected Linkages: Family Planning and the Environment

Global Health Council Research Associate Rachel Hampton traveled to the International Conference on Family Planning in Kampala, Uganda. This is the third of her posts from the conference. KAMPALA, Uganda – What do conservation projects have to do with family planning? It was this question that crossed my mind while skimming through the conference program…

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Empowered Women Can Improve Climate

WASHINGTON — “Family planning, reproductive health care and gender relations could influence the future course of climate change and affect how humanity adapts to rising seas, worsening storms and severe droughts.” I bet you haven’t heard much about that in all of the recent discourse on global warming and climate change. And those attending the…

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