The Health Promise of Climate Solutions
The Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health has released a 2022 report for health professionals titled “The Health Promise of Climate Solutions.” This report outlines five climate solutions that research shows will deliver immediate health and equity benefits. The focus is on the solutions that proactively advance both health and health equity, recognizing that some face greater health risks than others.
The Health Promise report makes the case that tackling climate change, quickly and ambitiously, presents us with a tremendous opportunity not only to protect our long-term health, but to improve our health now. Whether we are talking about adapting to the climate change that is already happening, or mitigating climate change by reducing heat-trapping pollution, climate action is not just about a future we need to create. It’s about a future we want to create.
- Health Promises Summary – A summary of the health harms, benefits, and recommendations for each of the five climate solutions outlined in The Medical Promise of Climate Solutions Report.
- Infographic: Healthy Transportation Infrastructure – See how transportation climate solutions can benefit health. PDF | JPG
- Report: Medical Alert! Climate Change Is Harming Our Health – A Consortium report released in 2017 on how climate change is already causing problems in communities in every region of our nation, and from a health perspective, is harming our health.