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Ensuring people and planet emerge from the COVID-19 crisis stronger and healthier: win-win actions for health and climate change 
Thursday, 15 July 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

Stichting Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation

Achieving net zero emissions is the most important global health intervention now and for decades to come.’ Margaret Chan, former Director General of the WHO It is imperative that investments made to help countries recover their economies in the wake of COVID-19 also set the world on a more resilient pathway, ensuring people and planet emerge from this crisis stronger and healthier. Fortunately, many of the actions to halt climate change have a direct benefit to human and planetary health. Clean air from ending fossil fuel dependency, a shift to healthy diets and promoting active transport such as walking, and cycling can transform our health and saving lives. This event will demonstrate how delivery of the Paris Agreement in a fair and just way is an essential component of delivering multiple SDG outcomes, on the right to health, sustainable cities, energy access and for food security. There are multiple benefits from these sectors working together to deliver economic recovery and a stronger society as we emerge from the pandemic. During this event we will hear from top experts on how to deliver a healthy green recover, giving evidence of the health benefit of mitigation, clean and active transport, and sustainable agriculture and low-impact food systems. It will bring health professionals, climate specialist and government actors into conversation on how to ensure a healthy and climate resilient future that leaves no one behind.

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