Tackling climate change could save millions of lives, report says

With the economy strong throughout most of the world 2019 looks to be headed in the same direction in terms of carbon emissions

With the economy strong throughout most of the world 2019 looks to be headed in the same direction in terms of carbon emissions

A report released by the World Health Organization on Wednesday details the public health benefits that could come with tackling the issue. In a report requested by United Nations climate summit leaders, the WHO outlines the economic benefits of improved health are more than double the costs of cutting emissions, and even higher in India and China, which are plagued by toxic air.

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Between 2014 and 2016 the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide had leveled off but by 2017 emissions are on their way back up estimated to have risen 2.7 per cent worldwide

A major step toward meeting goals set by the Paris Agreement would be to reduce emissions from transport, according to the report's lead researcher Corinne Le Quéré, professor of climate change science and policy at the UK's University of East Anglia. Eventually, if no agreement is reached, there will likely be "yellow jackets" in the streets of Paris once more, climate agreement or not.

Speaking during the United Nations' COP24 climate change conference in the southern Polish city of Katowice, Mateusz Morawiecki said: "I can proudly and without hesitation say that Poland is one of the leaders when it comes to measures undertaken to stop global warming". We invite you all to sign this call, we invite you all to increase ambition, and we invite you all to target "Our Health" - Read the COP24 Special Report on Health and Climate Change. "For many people, regions, even countries, this is already a matter of life or death".

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"The Paris Agreement goals of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, with an absolute ceiling well below 2.0 °C, are essential to protect health in the medium to long term", the report said. But unfortunately, since Paris, the implementation of those commitments for the majority of the countries has been less ambitious than the commitments themselves. And at the same time, what was promised in Paris is not enough. This reverses a trend from 2014 until 2016, when global Carbon dioxide emissions leveled off after decades of growth.

Host Poland proposed a declaration for a "just transition" away from coal mining, the supplier of its main source of energy, which calls for winning social acceptance for the necessary changes.

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Some of the nations most at risk from climate change will have the chance Monday to plead the case for immediate action.

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