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Caribbean action plan on health and climate change

This plan is part of the WHO Special Initiative on Climate Change and Health in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), launched in collaboration with the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Government of Fiji. This initiative envisages that by 2030, all health systems in SIDS will be resilient to climate variability and change. With this Action Plan, the Caribbean joins its voice to SIDS in the Pacific, Africa, and the Indian Ocean to fight against climate change through actions to protect health, leaving no one behind.

The plan was developed in consultation with countries through preparatory meetings and by convening regional health and environment leaders of the Caribbean during the Third Global Conference on Health and Climate Change, held in St. George’s, Grenada, on 16-17 October 2018.

The plan is based on the Caribbean’s needs and realities, and outlines the overall structure and actions that should guide efforts at the national and regional levels. The implementation of this plan will ensure that the region is fully engaged in global climate change processes and agreements. It will benefit Caribbean countries and territories by strengthening their technical cooperation methods, and will facilitate access to the human, technical, and financial resources necessary to address the effects of climate change on health.

Keywords

  • Themes:Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Governance, Health & Health Facilities, Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
  • Countries/Regions:Americas

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/65170

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