International conference in Paris: "Climate, Health, Inequalities : solutions ?" [fr]
Meteorological and climate conditions have a major influence on our living environment and our health. Climate change may certainly worsen current health risks. We are already aware of the consequences of extreme events situations (heat waves, floods…) on societies, and of the general environmental degradation which favors air and water pollution, food insecurity and also vectorborne diseases. Lots of inequalities exist because of climate change, and require a targeted action on vulnerable populations.
As part of the COP21’s solutions agenda, the french ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s rights, in collaboration with the World health organization, hosts an International Conference on June 18 and 19 on the following theme : "Climate, Health, inequalities: which solutions?". In presence of the minister, researchers, representatives of civil society, elected officials and international organizations will discuss the challenges and possible solutions that may have a decisive impact on health and living conditions of the population.