2 Events during COP28 Climate Conference 2023
1. Education > 12 schools from 9 countries are participating in the ZWDP event 'Taking Action for Humanity and the Planet' on Thursday 7th December
2. Health > World Health Organisation event on Friday 8th December"
'Taking Action for Humanity and the Planet'
Thursday 7th December
3D Relief Map of Jungfrau-Aletsch. Students at UNESCO World Heritage Centre Swiss Alps, Naters, Switzerland
Zero Water Day Partnership is organising and hosting a hybrid event during COP28 Climate Conference on Thursday 7th December.
12 schools from 9 countries are participating in the event and will present their projects and experiences. A key aspect will be illustrating how they have implemented the Children’ Call to Action to protect mountain areas from the impact of climate change launched at COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland in 2021.
Zero Water Day Partnership will be publishing its policy statement ‘Children and Students, Taking Action for Humanity and the Planet’ on 11th December for International Mountain Day. The policy statement builds on children and student participating in COP26 as well as the UN Water Conference in March 2023, read official virtual side event report.
2 key launches at 7th December Event
The International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) will be participating in the event and will launch the IFMGA statement on Sustainable Mountain Guiding > more news to follow
ZWDP will be launching its ‘Promoting health and Planetary Health through Sports Initiative’ which has a focus on mountain sports > more news to follow
Planetary Health and Climate Action
Friday 8th December
Friday 8th December, 2023 13:00 hours (Central European Time)
Please join World Health Organisation event using the Zoom broadcast: https://who.zoom.us/j/96852352016
Meeting ID: 968 5235 2016
Climate change presents a fundamental threat to human health. It affects the physical environment where people are ‘born, grow, live work and age’ and ecosystems on which communities depend for their health, wellbeing, livelihoods, and survival. Climate-sensitive health risks are disproportionately felt by the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, including women, children, ethnic minorities, poor communities, migrants or displaced persons, older populations, and those with underlying health conditions.
Health in All Policies approach can contribute to improved governance and communication for climate action and planetary health through multisectoral collaboration at global, national, and local levels. Consequently, integrating the social determinants of health into health workforce education and training recognises the synergistic links between a flourishing planet, equity and good human health. It is a vital strategy to strengthen the critical role health workers play in undertaking urgent and transformative actions for humanity and the planet.