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Building Powerful Alliances to Spur Action on Climate Change

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With a powerful track record for engaging partners and building capacity to address public health issues, PHI is working to foster public health and health sector leadership on climate change. An accredited NGO at the United Nations, PHI works to build attention to the links between climate change and health in international meetings and negotiations.

As the host of the Center for Climate Change and Health, PHI serves as the host of the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance, a network of health and public health practitioners working to address the climate impact on health, providing up-to-date resources on health and climate change and a forum for public health professionals to communicate and engage on climate solutions. The U.S. Climate and Health Alliance is the U.S. affiliate of the Global Climate and Health Alliance that brings together health advocates on climate change from around the world.

Global Climate and Health ForumIn the fall of 2018, health leaders gathered at the first-ever Global Climate and Health Forum in San Francisco to discuss the impact of climate change on health and their responsibility to act. PHI and our Center for Climate Change and Health participated as host organizations, and the U.S. Climate and Health Alliance one of the main event organizers. At the Forum, over 70 health sector leaders from across the world recommited to reducing carbon pollution and building healthy, resilient communities. Learn more about the event and see photos.

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