Why climate change is health’s biggest threat

By Greg Fell and Darrell Gale | 15 January 2024

The health risks from climate change are considerable, but directors of public health are ideally placed to ensure initiatives are implemented in the right way, to the right people, say Greg Fell and Darrell Gale

At last month’s United Nations Climate Change Conference COP28, world leaders committed to ‘transition away’ from fossil fuels in a much-needed recognition of the mitigation and adaptation required to protect planetary and human health.

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