Health the key ground in climate change battle
11 March 2010, source edie newsroom
Britain's minister for public health, Gillian Merron, said: "This conference will highlight the risk global warming poses to the health of our communities.
"Moves to improve public health can help tackle climate change, the Government's Change4Life movement, which is focused on fighting obesity, also improves the environment by encouraging people to walk and cycle more.
"There is already good work going on but more needs to be done".
The conference will look heatwaves, increased coastal and river flooding, episodic higher concentrations of ground-level ozone and how the impact of climate change on health will be felt around the world.
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