Global health equity and climate stabilisation: a common agenda

Global health equity and climate stabilisation: a common agenda Journal Article

The Lancet

  • Author(s): Friel, Sharon, Marmot, Michael, McMichael, Anthony J., Kjellstrom, Tord, Vågerö, Denny
  • Published: 2008
  • Volume: 372
  • ISBN: 0140-6736

Abstract: Although health has improved for many people, the extent of health inequities between and within countries is growing. Meanwhile, humankind is disrupting the global climate and other life-supporting environmental systems, thereby creating serious risks for health and wellbeing, especially in vulnerable populations but ultimately for everybody. Underlying determinants of health inequity and environmental change overlap substantially; they are signs of an economic system predicated on asymmetric growth and competition, shaped by market forces that mostly disregard health and environmental consequences rather than by values of fairness and support. A shift is needed in priorities in economic development towards healthy forms of urbanisation, more efficient and renewable energy sources, and a sustainable and fairer food system. Global interconnectedness and interdependence enable the social and environmental determinants of health to be addressed in ways that will increase health equity, reduce poverty, and build societies that live within environmental limits.

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Friel, Sharon, Marmot, Michael, McMichael, Anthony J., Kjellstrom, Tord, Vågerö, Denny, 2008, Global health equity and climate stabilisation: a common agenda, Volume:372, Journal Article, viewed 12 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=3913.

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