For Healthy Families, A Healthy Planet

By Genelle Adrien

July 17, 2017

The Paris Agreement cannot be met without the actions of cities. 

Did you know that climate change makes a huge impact on our physical and mental health? Clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter are essential to our wellbeing, and climate change affects them all. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that between 2030 and 2050,  climate change is expected to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year due to malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress.

To have healthy families, we need a healthy planet. London’s Deputy Mayor for the Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues, joined Georgie Bernardete, Co-Founder of ALIGN 17 to share how we can achieve both and how cities can take the lead on climate change to improve the health for all.

This conversation was part of the Families +SocialGood event held last month in Central London. Watch below. 


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