In December, governments will gather togher in Paris to negociate a new global treaty on greenhouse gas emissions, which may kick in from 2020 when current international commitments expire.
Jennifer Morgan, global director of the climate programme at the World Resources Institute, said: “Negotiators made some significant strides in Bonn but a much more vigorous pace is needed to secure a strong climate agreement in just a few weeks. We’ve been running a marathon for years to reach this point. Now we need an all-out sprint to get over the finish line in Paris.”
Extreme weather events as a result of climate change compromise food and water sources, increasing the range and number of vector borne diseases.
The acting permanent secretary for Health and Medical Services in Fiji says a growing body of research shows a clear link between climate change and infectious diseases such as typhoid, dengue fever, and malaria.