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COP28 Dubai pledges $777 million after calls for increased action against health risks posed by climate change

COP28: 2023 At the 28th edition of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28), the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and several charities pledged $777 million in financing for climate action. Did. Change-induced tropical diseases. It came as delegates urged greater global efforts to protect people from climate change-induced health risks, media reports said. Diseases caused by nutritional deficiencies or environmental conditions in and around the areas between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn are called tropical diseases.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released a report on November 30 that the year 2023 is set to be the hottest on record and see extreme weather events resulting in deaths and destruction. The heatwave has increased the spread of vector-borne diseases like malaria and cholera. As temperatures are expected to rise in the coming years, the likelihood of tropical diseases will also increase.

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COP28 President Sultan Al-Jaber said in a statement that climate-related factors have become one of the biggest threats to human health in the 21st century.

The UAE and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have each pledged $100 million. Belgium, Germany and the US Agency for International Development have also announced funding for climate-related health issues.

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The World Bank’s Joint Long-Term Strategies Program will help countries and sub-national entities develop plans around issues such as decarbonization and climate resilience. It will support developing countries.

River blindness and sleeping sickness are endemic diseases found in Africa, spread through parasitic insects and flies and are easy to treat.

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More than 120 countries have signed the COP28 declaration to keep people safe amid global warming. However, fossil fuels were not mentioned in the announcement.

“We are in a lot of trouble,” Joseph Vipond, an emergency physician in Alberta, Canada, was quoted as saying in a Reuters report. He said one child died this year from an asthma attack made worse by smoke from western Canada’s record wildfires.

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Climate change has also increased the frequency of extreme weather events.

Bill Gates said on December 3 that scientists are working on new treatment and prevention techniques for malaria.

The former US Secretary of State said on December 3 that to keep people safe, the world’s insurance systems must be reformed because insurance companies are no longer insuring homes or businesses, despite them pulling out of so many places.

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