ICOH supports the COP28 statement calling for comprehensive climate action

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ICOH, alongside the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and European Lung Foundation (ELF), signed a joint statement on the tight links between climate and health, sent to governments attending COP28 on 30 November – 12 December. It has also been signed and endorsed by more than 60 other medical, public health and scientific societies, patient representative organisations and experts.

COP28 is the United Nations’ annual climate change conference, that brings together world leaders, ministers and negotiators to agree on how to address climate change.

The letter calls for comprehensive action on climate change from the healthcare sector and governments across the world; immediate action is required to prepare societies and communities for a “much more complex future”.

The statement can be found online here: https://ers.box.com/s/6y538offza92s95pzqpwelz12mmccyqf