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The inclusion of health in major global reports on climate change and biodiversity
  1. Niheer Dasandi1,
  2. Wenjia Cai2,
  3. Peter Friberg3,4,
  4. Slava Jankin5,
  5. Johan Kuylenstierna6,7,
  6. Maria Nilsson8
  1. 1International Development Department, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  3. 3Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  4. 4Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation, Stockholm, Sweden
  5. 5Data Science Lab, Hertie School, Berlin, Germany
  6. 6Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
  7. 7Swedish Climate Policy Council, Stockholm, Sweden
  8. 8Epidemiology and Global health, Umeå Universitet Medicinska fakulteten, Umea, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to Dr Niheer Dasandi; N.Dasandi{at}


This article argues that human health has become a key consideration in recent global reports on climate change and biodiversity produced by various international organisations; however, greater attention must be given to the unequal health impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss around the world and the different health adaptation measures that are urgently required.

  • Public Health
  • Health policy
  • Environmental health

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  • Contributors ND and SJ collected the data and conducted the data analysis, with all authors contributing to additional analysis. ND drafted the manuscript and all authors made significant intellectual contributions and edits, and approved the final draft. ND is the guarantor.

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