CFPC urges global leaders to take action on climate change

October 13, 2015

(October 13, 2015) Evidence shows that changes to the climate—extreme fluctuation in temperatures and weather patterns, and the disruptions they cause to food and water supplies—are increasingly harmful to  public health worldwide. Global political efforts to unite to stem climate change will result in many immediate health benefits to populations around the globe, and will reduce the associated negative impacts on health in future generations.

Climate change is steadily contributing to global health issues, and the need for solutions can no longer be put on hold. The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) recognizes the significant impact of climate change on global health, and urges international leaders to unite to tackle this critical issue.

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, France (COP21) from November 30 – December 11, offers government leaders and heads of state an opportunity to join forces and to implement meaningful measures to limit and mitigate climate change. The CFPC supports the Royal Australian College of Physicians’ Consensus Statement to address the health impacts of climate change and joins the global call upon our world’s leaders to take immediate action at COP21 in changing environmental policies and practices.

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Susan Monic
Manager, Communications Services
College of Family Physicians of Canada
905-629-0900 ext 432
www.cfpc.ca
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