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Climate Change and Health

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Climate Change policy

According to you, which health impact due to climate change should be prioritized on the United Nations agenda?

Health impact of Climate Change and the UN

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How should the health impacts of climate change be addressed? Is it ethically correct to prioritize the impacts in health, since these impacts are not equally distributed and do not have the same intensity or gravity across the world?

Of course, there are different issues to be addressed in different regions and some health impacts are not even recognized as impacts related to climate change.

The priority on the UN agenda should be given to a regional - even local - respond to current health impacts. Climate change is happening to the whole planet but its consequences are not the same everywhere. Therefore, an emphasis should be given to the different problems that people are dealing with from region to region.

In that way, the recognition of the health impacts will become easier and the adaptation and mitigation of the measures for the countries more crucial.

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