|Every country that has committed to the Paris Accord has to submit its “Nationally Determined Contributions” to greenhouse gas emissions reductions (NDCs), and regularly revise its NDC. Currently, some of the NDCs reference health and some do not.
This webinar is being mounted to support member and partner interest in advocating for strengthening the focus on health, as countries revise and update their NDCs through the Paris Accord process, and to coordinate amongst what groups are already doing on this so as to build a broader movement.
The webinar will provide an overview of the NDCs, their timelines, and how and when they are being revised under the Paris Agreement. It will discuss health in the current NDCs, based on the World Medical Association 2015 study. It will walk participants through two NDC databases — one by the World Bank and another by ClimateWatch — and share information about how to use them. And it will provide an opportunity to discuss what health organizations are already doing on this issue, how we want to coordinate, and how health professionals and health organizations can get involved to push for strengthening health in their countries’ NDCs.
Moderator: Jeni Miller, ED, Global Climate and Health Alliance
1) Introduction to the NDCs and the Paris Agreement process (TBD)
2) WMA’s 2015 Analysis of Health in the NDCs (Dr. Yassen Tcholakov or Dr. Lujain Qudmani, World Medical Association)
3) NDC Databases from the World Bank and ClimateWatch (Ana Elisa Bucher, World Bank)
4) Advocating for Health in the NDCs in Europe: HEAL’s Work-in-Progress (Genon Jensen, ED, Health and Environment Alliance)
Discussion (25 mins)
Following these presentations we’ll open the floor for questions of the presenters, and for discussion of what various health organizations may already be doing on this issue, how we may want to coordinate, and how health professionals and health organizations can get involved to push for strengthening health in their countries’ NDCs.