Health impacts ‘must influence’ climate deal

World leaders must consider the likely impact of climate change on health and the large related cost-savings of early mitigation action when they meet in Copenhagen in December, two European health groups said on Tuesday.

"Experts consider global warming to be potentially the biggest health threat in the 21st century, yet the health arguments are not taken on board and acted upon," said Anja Leetz, executive director of Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe.

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