Grenada participates in the First ever Global Conference on Health and Climate

Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:58 AM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE’S GRENADA, 27 AUGUST 25, 2014 - GIS: _ Grenada’s Health Minister is among more than 200 government ministers, health practitioners, and experts in climate change and sustainable development participating in the first ever global conference of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Health and Climate, now underway in Geneva Switzerland.

The meeting which runs from August 27 – 29, 2014, is an outcome of the 67th World Health Assembly that took place earlier this year.

According to an official (WHO) briefing document, the conference aims to inform and empower health and sustainable development communities by providing the following;

· A summary of the existing scientific evidence on climate change and its important linkages to health,

· Support for the role of health ministries in building climate-resilient health systems and promoting the health benefits that can be achieved by reducing emissions of green houses gases and other climate pollutants,

· Guidance to build on existing initiatives, partnerships and financial mechanisms that link health and climate change and

· As set of recommendations for action to support health-promoting climate change policies at national and international levels.

Grenada already has a highly favored ongoing climate change program in operation which is being executed by the Ministry of Agriculture with assistance from Germany. A climate change program was launched recently in Carriacou.
Dr. Modeste returns to Grenada next week.






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