Vol VI, Issue 4 Date of Publication: October 11, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2021.068

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Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health: Wealthy nations must do much more, much faster

Lukoye Atwoli
Abdulla H Baqui
Thomas Benfield
Raffaella Bosurgi
Fiona Godlee
Stephen Hancocks
Richard Horton
Laurie Laybourn- Langton
Carlos Augusto Monteiro Carlos Augusto Monteiro Carlos Augusto Monteiro
Ian Norman
Kirsten Patrick
Nigel Praities
Marcel GM Olde Rikkert
Eric J Rubin
Peush Sahni
Richard Smith
Nick Talley
Sue Turale
Damián Vázquez
The UN General Assembly in September 2021 will bring countries together at a critical time for marshalling collective action to tackle the global environmental crisis. They will meet again at the biodiversity summit in Kunming, China, and the climate conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK. Ahead of these pivotal meetings, we—the editors of health journals worldwide—call for urgent action to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5°C, halt the destruction of nature, and protect health.

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