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Climate change, by effecting the eco-systems and environments humans live in, naturally has a human health component. There is strong evidence of large and diverse health benefits to be gained from mitigation policies, both short and long-term. Priority should be given to policy areas where health, environmental, and development objectives align. So far progress in this direction has been slow. Improved inter-disciplinary approaches along these lines combined with enhancing public awareness of the benefits of mitigation policies is necessary to move forward.
Health Co-Benefits of Climate Mitigation Policies: The NGO Perspective (June 28, 2012) - WHO Webinar
The findings of the Diabetes and Climate Change Report (June 2012) identify a series of interconnections between climate change and diabetes. Today approximately 366 million people have diabetes, with the number expected to reach half a billion people by 2030. 4 out of 5 victims live in developing countries.
Abstract: The infrared bands of chlorofluorocarbons and chlorocarbons enhance the atmospheric greenhouse effects. These gases arise from the burning of organic material, such as indoor cooking or slash and burn agriculture. This enhancement may lead to an appreciable increase in the global surface temperature if the atmospheric concentrations of these compounds reach values of the order of 2 parts per billion.
Capacity Building for Environmental Policy Institutions for Integration of Global Environment Commitments in Montenegro - Project Brief (2011)
Project component 1 focuses on developing national capacities for improved management and implementation of the three Rio Conventions by developing global environmental management indicators as part of the Montenegro's environmental governance regime. Component 2 of the project is a complementary capacity building set of activities, developing individual and institutional capacities to use global environmental management indicators as a monitoring tool to assess the intervention performance and institutional sustainability.