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Commitment to Action: Centering Health in Climate Action Plans

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Space is limited for this in-person event. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP using the form below. A waitlist will be created, and an event organizer will reach out to confirm your attendance via email ahead of the event. Please note that completion of the registration form does not guarantee attendance.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to connecting with you soon.


Climate change is increasingly being recognized as a threat to global health and well-being. Estimates indicated that an additional 250 000 deaths will occur each year globally between 2030 and 2050 due to climate change impacts. We are at a pivotal moment for shaping the next decade(s) of climate change mitigation on health. The WHO Executive Board called for high-level attention to climate and health to help ensure sustained and concrete political visibility and momentum. This year, 16 years after the World Health Assembly’s resolution on climate change and health (WHA61.19), the 77th World Health Assembly (WHA77) will convene member states to review its content.

On May 30, 2024, the Rwanda’s Ministry of Health and Partners will bring together governments, donors, and civil society organizations to coordinate advocacy efforts and push promises and declarations into action. Join us for a panel discussion of African health and environmental leaders who will share models and approaches for sustaining and strengthening health systems through the climate crisis.

Together, we will share successful government models for climate action, highlight promising multisectoral innovations currently in implementation, and provide a forum for the many diverse actors among the climate sector to learn from one another. Of particular interest is the leadership that women and marginalized communities have in mitigating climate change risk and contributing to community resilience in populations most impacted by the climate crisis.

We hope you can join us in person in Geneva.