Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health

  • Lukoye Atwoli East African Medical Journal
  • Abdullah H. Baqui Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
  • Thomas Benfield Danish Medical Journal
  • Raffaella Bosurgi PLOS Medicine
  • Fiona Godlee The BMJ
  • Stephen Hancocks British Dental Journal
  • Richard Horton The Lancer
  • Laurie Laybourn-Langton UK Health Alliance on Climate Change https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6605-0794
  • Carlos Augusto Monteiro Revista de Saúde Pública
  • Ian Norman International Journal of Nursing Studies
  • Kirsten Patrick CMAJ
  • Nigel Praities Pharmaceutical Journal
  • Marcel Olde Rikkert Dutch Journal of Medicine
  • Eric J. Rubin NEJM
  • Peush Sahni National Medical Journal of India
  • Richard Smith UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
  • Nicholas J Talley Medical Journal of Australia
  • Sue Turale International Nursing Review
  • Damián Vázquez Pan American Journal of Public Health
Keywords: emergency action, global temperature, biodiversity, ecology

Abstract

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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Call for emergency action to limit global  temperature increases, restore  biodiversity, and protect health
Published
2021-09-06
How to Cite
1.
Atwoli L, H. Baqui A, Benfield T, Bosurgi R, Godlee F, Hancocks S, Horton R, Laybourn-Langton L, Monteiro CA, Norman I, Patrick K, Praities N, Olde Rikkert M, Rubin EJ, Sahni P, Smith R, J Talley N, Turale S, Vázquez D. Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health. Bosn J of Basic Med Sci [Internet]. 2021Sep.6 [cited 2021Sep.18];. Available from: https://www.bjbms.org/ojs/index.php/bjbms/article/view/6411
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Editorial