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Written by Lupe Gomez de la Torre   
Friday, 15 June 2012 12:38

Measuring health can tell us how well we are advancing sustainable development. For instance, if air pollution is reduced, then chronic respiratory and cardiovascular disease will likely decline. Choosing the right indicators of healthy development is important to measuring progress that is meaningful to human wellbeing.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 14:20

Health at the Heart of Rio + 20: Key messages, WHO co-sponsored events and NEW report on Health Indicators of Sustainable Development

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Written by Paulo Leite   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 18:49

Health is now noted explicitly in the Rio+20 "Zero" draft document "The Future We Want." More health focus can help ensure that health is part of the follow-up decisions to be made in Rio for sustainable development. WHO has three key messages related to health and sustainable development: Achieve universal health access, enhance health gains from sustainable development investments and decisions, and adopt health indicators to measure progress /achievements in sustainable development.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:04
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Written by Kirsten Brownstein   
Friday, 08 June 2012 19:56

From the Earth Summit to Rio+20: integration of health and sustainable development

Last Updated on Friday, 08 June 2012 19:59
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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

Last Updated on Friday, 08 June 2012 19:50
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Written by Ana Lucia Ruggiero   
Friday, 03 February 2012 19:17

Resilient People, Resilient Planet:

A future worth choosing

UN Report

United Nations Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on
Global Sustainability (2012).

 New York: United Nations.  

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