Health Equity through a Climate Lens

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Climate change, with its global threats to health, could destroy low-lying nations and push as many as 135 million people into poverty by 2030, according to the World Bank. But these catastrophic consequences are not inevitable. Acknowledging that the burdens of climate change have been distributed inequitably, and targeting aggressive action specifically to vulnerable populations, could mitigate some of the direst effects. The right policies not only foster resilience but also enhance food security, reduce environmental hazards, promote economic growth, and diminish the global refugee crisis. The benefits must be shared by all.

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