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  UNFCCC - COP5 Negotiations Tuesday, 2 November
The World Health Organisation convened a briefing on climate change and health

Following presentations on studies looking at the effects of localized, urban climate change on public health, as well as a general overview of potential health risks associated with global climate change, Roberto Bertollini talks about the WHO's role in steering climate change policy and the necessity of maintaining the focus of UNFCCC negotiations on the public health.

Roberto Bertollini, Director, Rome Division, WHO-European Centre for Environment and Health, and Andrew Haines, Royal Free and University College, London Medical School, United Kingdom

Andrew Githeko, IPCC, Climate and Human Health Research Unit and Medical Research Institute, Kenya, Tony McMichael, IPCC London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, and Roberto Bertollini

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