WHO Media Advisory - Second Global Conference on Health and Climate 7-8 July in Paris
PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNITY TO ADOPT AN ACTION AGENDA ON CLIMATE-RELATED HEALTH RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Q & A with Key Spokespersons
The Second Global Conference on Health and Climate 7-8 July in Paris will showcase how the public health community will support implementation of the COP 21 Paris Agreement on climate change in order to advance a healthier and more sustainable society.
The Conference will be opened Hon French Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, French and Moroccan Ministers of Environment and the Queen of Spain, as well as high-level WHO and UN Climate officials.
Some 300 government ministers from WHO Member States, as well as health practitioners and climate change experts are expected to attend.
The conference will include sessions on finance, mitigation and adaptation – illustrating how public health can benefit from accelerated climate change actions. The final Action Agenda will be delivered to the Government of Morocco, for consideration in the lead up to COP22.
Key spokespersons will be available to take your questions.
More information is available at the following link: http://www.who.int/globalchange/conferences/en/
The full agenda is available at
Hon. Mr. André Vallini, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, France
H. E. Ms. Ségolène Royal, Minister of Environment, France and President COP21
H.E. Dr Hakima El Haite, Minister of Environment, Morocco.
Dr Flavia Bustreo, WHO Assistant Director-General, Family, Women's and Children's Health.
Dr Richard Kinley, Officer in Charge, United Nations Framework for Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Dr Maria Neira, WHO Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health.
WHEN: 10h30-11h00h, Thursday 7 July 2016.
WHERE: Ministry of Foreign affairs and International development, Centre de conference ministériel, 7 rue Gutenberg (Paris 15ème).
Media accreditation to the Second Conference on Health and Climate is required prior to the Question and Answer session.
Registration is open as from Tuesday 6 July 3pm-6pm at the Ministry of Foreign affairs and international development.
On Thursday accreditation will open from 07h45-09h00.
Please also see information note to journalists
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