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How the Public Health Community is Leading on Climate Change: The American Public Health Association has divested from fossil fuels and named the 2017 “Year of Climate Change”


When the internationsl climate negotiation COP23 opened on November 6, the U.S. delegation was sidelined for the first time in international climate negotiations. Following the Trump Administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Accord and its refusal to fund an official U.S. pavilion at the meeting, state and local governments are stepping in to highlight the continued leadership in the U.S. on climate change at the subnational level. Stateside, the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual meeting coincides with COP23 both in terms of timing and topic.

Resource Type
Blog Post
Adele Houghton Denise Patel
Resource URL
November 8, 2017
Organization Type
Health and Human Impact
Climate and Environmental Impact
Public health/health sector response

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