Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health which include clean air, safe drinking water, and sufficient food and secure shelter. Between 2030 and 2050, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress. The direct damage costs to health exclude costs in health-determining sectors such as agriculture and water and sanitation is estimated to be between USD 2-4 billion/year by 2030. Areas with weak health infrastructure mostly in developing countries shall be the least able to cope without assistance to prepare and respond. Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases through better transport, food and energy-use choices can result in improved health, particularly through reduced air pollution. This session discusses more of impacts of climate changes and health issues of human life, animal life and plant life.

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