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  • Writer's picturePriscilla Tatani

CLIMATE CHANGE: THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF SUSTAINABILITY AND GLOBAL HEALTH

Sustainability and global health are deeply interconnected, and both are essential for creating a healthy and thriving planet. At their core, both sustainability and global health are about ensuring that we have the resources and infrastructure in place to meet our basic needs, while also ensuring that we are preserving the natural systems that support life on Earth.


When we talk about sustainability, we are often focused on reducing our impact on the environment and conserving resources for future generations. This is important not only for the health of the planet, but also for the health of the people who live on it. For example, pollution and other forms of environmental degradation can cause respiratory problems,

cancer, and other illnesses that can have a significant impact on human health.





At the same time, global health is about ensuring that everyone has access to basic healthcare, including preventive care, vaccines, and treatments for diseases. This is important not only for the well-being of individuals, but also for the health of communities and entire populations. When people are healthy, they are better able to contribute to their communities and the economy, which can help to create more sustainable and resilient societies.


The interconnectedness of sustainability and global health is perhaps most evident in the context of climate change. Climate change is a global challenge that is driven by the unsustainable use of resources, such as fossil fuels, and the degradation of natural systems, such as forests and oceans. At the same time, climate change is already having a significant impact on global health, through the spread of diseases, displacement of populations, and other effects.

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