COP27 WHO Pavilion: Shaping COP27 around African climate and health priorities
For climate action to be effective, impactful, and healthy for African countries and people there must be a coming together of the climate framing of the north and the development framing of the south. There is an urgent need to deliver the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while addressing the climate injustices experienced in Africa, the most vulnerable continent that did the least to cause the climate crisis. This event will explore the different dimensions of climate action for African countries across energy, food systems and health.
The event will be chaired by Tolullah Oni, University of Cambridge.
- Yacob Mulugetta, University College London
- Desmond Appiah, Clean Air Fund
- Vivian Maduekeh, Global Alliance for the Future of Food
- Omnia El Omrani, COP27 Youth Envoy
- Bernard Onyango, AFIDEP
- Zakari Ali, MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM
COP27 Climate and Health Events
The 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) will take place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 6-18 November, with a view to facilitating action to limit temperature rise, supporting countries to adapt to climate impacts, and mobilising climate finance.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised climate change as the greatest threat to human health of the 21st century. Despite growing evidence of the health impacts of climate change, as well as the potential health benefits of climate action, health has largely been peripheral to climate change negotiations.
LSHTM, alongside the WHO, the global health community and a wide range of partners from academia, government, business and civil society, will be contributing to COP27 to highlight the importance of integrating health into all climate policies and stepping up action to ensure a sustainable future. LSHTM researchers will present the latest evidence on climate change and health and explore solutions to accelerate the just transition to net zero healthy societies.