The Health and Environnment Alliance (HEAL) has a small delegation at COP20 in Lima, 1-12 December 2014. It is headed by Erica Parker, who is also convenor of the Climate and Health Summit to be organised by the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) on Saturday, 6 December. The focus is on health impacts but equally the opportunity that climate change creates to build a cleaner, healthier, and more equitable world. More information here : http://www.climateandhealthalliance.org/summit-cop20/climate-and-health-summit
Other members of the HEAL delegation are: Dr. Najwa Bourawi, President of Association pour la Protection de l’Environnement et le Développement Durable de Bizerte (APEDDUB), Tunisia, and Mariella Zoraida Siña Vicente (first week) and Enrique Martín Saldarriaga Barrón (second week), both of whom are on the Kuskaya fellowship programme at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru. Kuskaya fellowships provide support to native students for post-graduate courses and research.
The Global Coalition on Climate Action (GCCA) featured health in a pre-Lima Tree Alert providing the health professional perspective on IPPC report. It includes a quote on HEAL’s position by Julia Huscher. http://treealerts.org/topic/public-health/2014/04/health-professionals-demand-urgent-climate-action-following-ipcc-report/
Throughout COP20, the HEAL Secretariat in Brussels will be in contact with the delegation and will be sharing information, including the GCHA Summit press release after the event on Saturday. Meanwhile, Erica Parker is available at [email protected] and phone number +61437321489 in Lima during the two weeks of COP20.