Why Climate Action Is Global Health Action

The impacts of climate change on global health and populations are far-reaching, yet they disproportionately affect vulnerable groups, thereby exacerbating disparities. As humanity reckons with the emergency of climate change, our global health community needs to contend with our own contributions to greenhouse gas emissions. We know that transformation is possible and that climate action is the antidote to the existential challenge. As a global health community, we have an immense opportunity, responsibility, and commitment to lead, support, inspire, and empower climate action, research, and innovation that align deeply with our mission and core values.

Author Notes

Address correspondence to Kate Whitfield. E-mail: kate.whitfield@isglobal.org

Disclosure: This piece was developed by the ASTMH Green Task Force members and not by the ASTMH organization. All authors declare that they have no real or perceived conflicts of interest.