Global health and global warming: How COP21 can deliver

Climate change affects every social and environmental determinant of health — be it clean air, safe drinking water or access to sufficient food, write MEP's Michele Rivasi and Claude Turmes in this commentary. How can we have an impact?

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About the authors

  • Michèle Rivasi

    Michèle Rivasi is a French member of the European Parliament, representing Europe Écologie, and is a vice chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly. She is a vice chair of the Group of the European Greens/EFA and has been an MEP since 2009. Previously, she was the director of Greenpeace in France from 2003-2004.
  • Claude Turmes

    Claude Turmes is a member of the European Parliament from Luxembourg, representing Déi Gréng - Les Verts (Group of the European Greens/EFA). He has been an MEP since 1999, and sits on the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.