The World Health Organization warned Monday that curbing global warming might save millions of lives, and urged the COP26 meeting to take strong climate action to promote global public health.
In an 82-page COP26 special report, the World Health Organization stated, “The combustion of fossil fuels is killing us.” “Climate change is the single greatest threat to humanity’s health.”
The WHO issued a report titled “The Health Argument for Climate Action” that included ten recommendations for maximizing the health advantages of addressing climate change while avoiding the worst health consequences of the situation.
According to the research, countries must adopt strong national climate commitments to support a robust recovery from the Covid-19 issue.
“The Covid-19 epidemic has shed light on the close and sensitive relationships that exist between humans, animals, and our environment,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general.
“People are dying as a result of the same unsustainable choices that are killing our planet.
“The WHO urges all countries to commit to decisive action at COP26 to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, not just because it’s the moral thing to do, but also because it’s in our own interests.”
COP26, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, is taking place in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12.