Climate change and health
ACAH endorses the ISSOP Declaration on Responding to the Impact of Climate Change on Child Health
The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health recognises the impacts of climate change on child and adolescent health. To that end, the Academy strongly endorses The International Society for Social Pediatrics & Child Health (ISSOP) Declaration on Responding to the Impact of Climate Change on Child Health, which was developed in March 2021. ISSOP’s mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people with a focus on social paediatrics and child health, and has for the past two years spearheaded global collaborative action on the issue of climate change and child health. The published declaration attached has been supported by the International Pediatric Association (IPA), the peak organisation representing the world’s largest national and regional paediatric organisations. ISSOP urges all professional bodies involved in child and adolescent health to incorporate the recommendations put forward in the declaration.
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