New report links health, biodiversity and climate change
June 14, 2012
A newly released report, "Our Planet, Our Health, Our Future: Human Health and the Rio Conventions," reviews the scientific evidence for the linkages between health and biodiversity, climate change and desertification; the representation of health in the corresponding Rio Conventions; and opportunities for more integrated and effective policy.
Nelson Institute professor Jonathan Patz, director of the UW-Madison Global Health Institute, served as lead coordinating author, working in close collaboration with the World Health Organization and the United Nations Framework Conventions, which will convene June 18 at Rio +20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
View the report (PDF).