Health prepares for the 22nd session of the Conference of Parties (COP22) to UNFCCC

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The world now has a global climate treaty that will become a public health treaty as countries take action. As stated in the Paris Agreement, “the right to health”, will be central to the actions taken. The agreement calls on countries to develop adaptation plans that will protect human health from the impacts of climate change, such as, heat waves, floods and droughts, and the ongoing degradation of water and food security. Through monitoring and revision of national commitments every five years, the world will begin to see improvements not only in the environ­ment, but also in health, including reductions in the annual toll of more than seven million deaths worldwide attributable to air pollution every year.

At COP22, the public health community will showcase technical information, initiatives, lessons learned and political commitments on health, environment and climate change at key events.

COP22 will be held from 7 to 18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco.

Rafiuzzaman Sifat

Md. Rafiuzzaman Sifat, a CSE graduate turned into journalist, works at News Hour as a staff reporter. He has many years of experience in featured writing in different Bangladeshi newspapers. He is an active blogger, story writer and social network activist. He published a book named 'Se Amar Gopon' inEkushe boi mela Dhaka 2016. Sifat got a BSc. from Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh. He also works as an Engineer at Bangla Trac Communications Ltd. As an avid traveler and a gourmet food aficionado, he is active in publishing restaurant reviews and cutting-edge articles about culinary culture.
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