July 07 - 08, 2016
Location: Paris
Country: France

The World Health Organization and Government of France are hosting the:

Second Global Conference on Health and Climate
Building healthier societies through implementation of the Paris agreement
7th-8th July, 2016
Conference centre of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

27 Rue de la Convention, 75015, Paris, France

Conference objective

The objective of the Second Global Conference on Health and Climate is to showcase ways in which the public health community is supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement, with a view to building healthier, more resilient societies.  


The Paris Agreement, adopted on 12 December 2015, marks the beginning of a new era in the global response to climate change. The world now has a global climate agreement which will result in major public health policy impacts as countries take action. As stated in the Agreement, “the right to health”, will be central to the actions taken.

The Agreement not only sets ambitious aims to curb greenhouse gas emissions to keep global warming well below 2°C, it also commits countries to strengthen adaptation.  This includes implementing plans that should protect human health from the worst impacts of climate change, such as air pollution, heat waves, floods and droughts, and the ongoing degradation of water resources and food security. It commits countries to finance clean and resilient futures in the most vulnerable places. Through the revision, strengthening and monitoring of national contributions every five years, we will begin to see health improvements , including reductions in the more than 7 million deaths worldwide that are attributed to air pollution every year.

To build on this historic opportunity, WHO, and the Government of France, holding the Presidency of the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, will jointly host the Second Global Conference on Health and Climate: Building Healthier Societies through implementation of the Paris Agreement.