Our Planet, Our Health, Our Future
Human health and the
biological diversity, climate change and desertification
Jonathan Patz 1, Carlos Corvalan 2, Pierre Horwitz 3, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum 4
Nick Watts 5, Marina Maiero 4, Sarah Olson 1,6, Jennifer Hales 7, Clark Miller 8, Kathryn Campbell 9, Cristina Romanelli 9, David Cooper 9
1 University of Wisconsin, USA; 2 Pan-American Health Organization and World Health Organization;
3 Edith Cowan University, Australia; 4 World Health Organization;
5 The University of Western Australia, Australia; 6 Wildlife Conservation Society;
7 Independent Consultant, Reston, VA, USA; 8 Arizona State University, USA; 9 Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity;
10 Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; 11 Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
World Health Organization 2012
Available online PDF [64p.] at: http://bit.ly/MRKGSm
“………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……
Biodiversity, climate change and desertification: three interlinked issues of relevance to health .
Impacts of biodiversity loss, climate change and desertification on various determinants of health
Opportunities for the future of sustainable development
1. Introduction: healthy planet, healthy people
2. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 13
3. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
4. Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
5. Integrating health and global environmental change into sustainable development
5.1 Role of the Rio Conventions in health
5.2 The unfinished agenda: the Millennium Development Goals
5.3 Opportunities for the future of sustainable development
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