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European parliament says health benefits of fighting climate change must be recognised

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 02 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5185
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

    Doctors and non-governmental organisations have won an influential ally in their campaign for the health implications of global warming to be given a higher priority at the climate change talks in Copenhagen later this month.

    On 25 November the European parliament specifically recognised the importance of health related issues as it set out its ambitions for the summit. Members of the parliament supported three amendments from the Green and Liberal political groups. These pointed to the “large immediate co-benefits to global health” that would result from a binding international framework to reduce emissions of …

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