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The International Federation of Medical Students (IFMSA), in partnership with the WHO, are calling on young people from around the world, to share their perspectives on climate change and health in an upcoming online consultation.  This is taking place in advance of the WHO's August conference on Health and Climate, and a 'Youth Voices' report, incorporating the responses to the consultation, will be compiled and released during the conference.  Please help to make the campaign a success by sharing the information with young people you know who may be interested, and by listening to the webinar and taking part!

 

Climate and Health webinar

The first event in the campaign is a webinar, which will include a speaker from the Global Climate and Health Alliance.  REGISTER NOW for this webinar which aims to start a discussion about the links between climate change and health and how we can build healthier and more sustainable communities. It is taking place on Thursday July 24 at 16:00 CEST.

 

The Online Consultation

Join the IFMSA facebook group to post your answers, and/or tweet your responses using the hashtag #youth2who.  For those not on social media, you can also email responses to Kelly Lau.

 

The two main questions being asked in the consultation are:

a) How is climate change affecting the health of your community and the people around you?
b) What are your innovative ideas for building a healthy, sustainable city/community and what do you believe is the first step to getting there?

 

Please respond in the following format:

a) Climate change has impacted the health of my community ......
b) In order to build a healthy sustainable community, we need ......

 

For more information, please email Kelly Lau, Intern assisting the Conference Organising Committee at lauk@who.int.