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Daniel Zeichner MP and Baroness Walmsley to chair APPCCG event on health

Daniel Zeichner MP and Baroness Walmsley to chair APPCCG event on health

13th October 2017

The World Health Organisation estimates that between 2030 and 2050, climate change will cause 250,000 additional deaths, each year, around the world - from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress.

The impact of climate change is already being felt in the UK and Europe. According to a recent study by scientists at the European Commission Joint Research Centre, an additional 152,000 people could die each year in Europe by 2100, if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change.However, although climate change poses significant risks to human health and wellbeing, addressing climate change also presents enormous opportunities to improve health and save money. Indeed, an effective response to climate change could profoundly improve the health of populations today and into the future. For the UK, addressing climate change and its associated health impacts now could save the NHS huge sums of money, as well as promoting robust, sustainable and effective health care across the UK.

In association with The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change - which brings together Britain’s major health institutions - and the Lancet Countdown - an international, multidisciplinary research collaboration tracking progress on health and climate change across the globe - the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change, are holding a joint meeting to look at how climate change is affecting the UK today, and how health and care services need to prepare for it.

Daniel Zeichner MP, Vice Chair of the APPCCG, and Baroness Walmsley, former Lib Dem Health Spokesperson and Vice Chair of the APHG, will be chairing this event in Parliament, taking place on November 21. 

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