Policy Statement on Climate Change


Oct 14, 2021

Climate change is a global problem. It is harming human health and wellbeing today, and we have clear evidence that lack of effective response will render the global poor, people living in low lying areas, along coastlines, in the world’s hot zones, and regions prone to tropical storms, floods, fires and drought, as well as today’s young people, to a life unnecessarily diminished in opportunities for prosperity, wellbeing, safety and security.

Governments have a duty to protect the health and well-being of their citizenry, and to promote the wellbeing of all who live on this planet, both currently and in the future.

The Climate Emergency is a Health Emergency. The WFPHA stands ready to advocate for a healthy future and urges all our partners to do likewise.