US Climate and Health Alliance

A Healthier Community, A Healthier Climate


What if our response to climate change created healthier communities? Could healthier habits lessen climate change?Oakland, California, a city of struggle and progress, is looking for the answers. Just like climate change, the city’s problems often feel unfixable, but Oakland’s healthy policies make us global leaders in the climate change fight.In December, I attended COP21, the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. It was a unique experience; a space for world leaders and multibillion dollar deals where a student like myself sat next to Al Gore on the bus. However, the local aspect of climate change seemed far away. The Paris Agreement barely mentions the personal health connection.

Resource Type
Blog Post
The Huffington Post
Resource URL
January 27, 2016
Organization Type
Climate and environmental justice/health equity Co-benefits/co-harms Vulnerable populations

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