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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Expert Consultation on the Effects of Climate Change on Children’s Health
View scientific presentations from this July 2014 event sponsored by the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children. Presentations discuss why children are more vulnerable to certain impacts of climate change and areas where more research is needed including air pollution, food security, waterborne illness, vectorborne disease, mental health and trauma from extreme weather events, and others.
Safe Access to Fuel and Energy
An initiative of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR), the UN Foundation, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and humanitarian agencies, this new initiative aims to provide a ‘cross-sectoral approach to energy planning.’ Recognizing that access to fuel is related to health, income generation, the environment, and gender-based violence, efforts of the group will focus on building capacity, cross-sector coordination, and evidence building.