COP 16 Day 8 – Article 6: The IFMSA Changes History!

Greetings Climate Sports Fans, Today’s day 9 of COP16, and the IFMSA team has some EXCITING news for you! Remember that pesky Article 6 we’ve been working on for the last 8 months? Well.. It’s almost finished! But before we tell you how it ends, lets go back to where it all began! Bonn – […]

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COP 16 Day 6 – The art of asking questions

The day started as normal, early. We had one main priority, to start surveying delegates about their knowledge of health and climate change. As a lot of the technical things were sorted out yesterday, the final touches were done and the team was spread out between the two venues. The massive Cancun Messe was probably […]

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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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