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COP 16 Day 5 – Impossible is nothing..

Today was another very productive day for the IFMSA team, we made progress on literately every thing we worked on and the energy put into it was worth while. In the youths working group on Article 6 – or the article that ensure education, participation and awareness of climate change (the principle that forms the […]

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COP 16 Day 4 – the role of health in the negotiations

While Charlotte worked with the Article 6 working group, we met with Kristie Ebi (PhD, MPH), the Executive Director of the IPCC’s Working Group on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Also present was our friend Prof Hugh Montgomery (co-author of the Lancet/UCL commission on Climate Change and Health). In a wide-ranging discussion, we recognised the opportunity […]

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IFMSA at COP16 – The first 2 days… Bring it ON!

So the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) under the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) began yesterday, with four simultaneous tracks of negotiations working to come up with a fair, ambitious, and legally binding treaty on Climate Change, to safe-guard our current and future generations. We are optimistic that this round of discussions […]

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IFMSA at the UNs Climate Change Summit COP16

The International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) is attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference (the peak negotiations often referred to as COP16) in Cancun, Mexico with 6 delegates. We acknowledge climate change as an enormous threat to global health in the 21st century, and call for human health to be placed at the […]

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