Past Statements and Pledges on Climate and Health:
The Durban Declaration
Over 30 organisations signed or endorsed the Durban Declaration on Climate and Health and Call to Action at COP17 in 2011, including:
BMJ Statement calling for urgent action on climate change
This was issued at a conference convened by the BMJ and other organisations, on the Health and Security implications of Climate change, which was held in London on 17th October 2011
It opened with the lines 'Climate change poses an immediate, growing and grave threat to the health and security of people in both developed and developing countries around the globe'.
The statement and full list of signatures are available at: http://climatechange.bmj.com/statement
In total there were 569 signatures, many of them high profile individuals from around the world, including both the health and the military professions.
Cancun Climate and Health Statement
This was launched in December 2010 and calls on negotiators to consider the "real costs" of climate change and the benefits of strong action by taking the human health dimension into account.
Copies in three languages can be downloaded at: http://www.env-health.org/resources/publications/article/cancun-climate-and-health
Signatory organisations included:
The Climate and Health Council Pledge
There are over 6000 signatories to the Climate and Health Council’s Pledge which started in 2007, including all of these organisations:
The text of the Pledge can be read at http://www.climateandhealth.org/the_pledge_31.html