The climate crisis is a health crisis. Climate change is changing both the environmental and social determinants of health for the worse. It is widening inequalities and creating new vulnerabilities through its impacts on health, water supplies, nutrition, livelihoods, air quality, psychosocial well-being, labour productivity and income, and displacement amongst others.
The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is uniquely placed to support health services globally to vulnerable populations. Reducing the health impacts of climate change is one of the key pillars of the Movement’s climate ambitions 2020. The Climate Centre is providing technical support to the Movement to achieve this goal.