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COP28 sees a new change

Words by Abi Scaife

The UN Climate Summit, commonly known as COP, will be changing this year - for the better.

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At COP28, this year, a new issue will be brought to the table - the topic of health. The gathering will take place in Dubai this November, and the president of COP28, Sultan Al Jaber, has announced that they will dedicate a whole day to discussing the issue of health.


Though the two issues may not initially seem related, the climate crisis has a big impact on the health industry. Occurrences like floods, heatwaves, drought and more cause a strain on global health systems, which is why it is so important that we talk about it - and come up with solutions.

COP28’s aim is to come up with how we can protect our health systems against the extra stress of the climate crisis, all the while working towards protecting, and regenerating, our earth.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

The Climate Coalition. This is the UK's largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change. Find out more and support them here.

Climate Reframe.  Climate Reframe is committed to supporting the climate and environment movement in its transformation towards greater justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). Find out more.

The Canal & Rivers Trust. The Rivers Trust are conservation experts who work to create wild, healthy, natural rivers. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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