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Written by Kirsten Brownstein   
Friday, 08 June 2012 19:38

We are very pleased to share with you the final version of the report: “Our Planet, Our Health, Our Future - Human health and the Rio Conventions: biological diversity, climate change and desertification”.

This discussion paper is the result of collaboration between the World Health Organization and the Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The report reviews the scientific evidence for the linkages between health and biodiversity, climate change and desertification, the representation of health in the corresponding Rio Conventions, and the opportunities for more integrated and effective policy.

This document demonstrates the importance of human health as an integrating theme across sustainable development, and a strong motivation for concerted global actions to address global environmental change, and it will be presented by Dr Margaret Chan at the following High Level side event in Rio:

Topic: “Why the 3 Rio Conventions are critical to achieve development and poverty eradication”
Date: 21 June 2012 – From 13:15- 14:45 (In the framework of the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rio Conventions)
Venue: Rio Conventions Pavilion 
To download a copy of this document, please click here

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