The climate crisis is the single biggest health threat facing humanity. Did you know that 3.5 million people in the Western Pacific die as a result of environmental causes, such as air pollution, waterborne diseases and extreme weather events. Every 14 seconds a person dies from air pollution and over 90% of people breathe unhealthy levels of outdoor air pollution, this is largely from the burning of the same fossil fuels that are driving climate change.

Did you know that today, pollution and plastics are found at the bottom of the deepest oceans and even at the highest mountains, and they have even made their way to our food chain. Unhealthy foods and beverages are driving a wave of obesity and increasing cancer and heart disease while generating a third of greenhouse gas emissions. Right now, 93 million children in the Western Pacific are overweight or obese.

Protecting people’s health from climate change requires action in every sector, this includes on energy, transport, nature, food systems and finance. By breaking these destructions for the planet and human health requires legislative action, corporate reform as well as individuals to be supported to make healthy choices.

It’s time for us to take action and make small changes can help Our Planet and Our Health, lets inspire others for a #HealthierTomorrow:

  • Walk or bike to work at least once a week.
  • Change to a renewable energy provider- turn off the light when not needed.
  • Buy your groceries from local producers and try to avoid highly processed food.
  • Healthy Lifestyles- Quit Smoking.
  • Buy less plastic and use recyclable grocery bags.

Did you know that?

  • 3.6 billions people lack safe toilets globally. Untreated human waste degrades ecosystems and human health. #HealthierTomorrow
  • 2 billion people lack safe drinking-water globally. Protect water sources by preventing sewage waste and chemicals from entering our lakes, rivers or groundwater. #HealthierTomorrow
  • Rising temperatures and floods caused by climate change will place an additional 2 billion people at risk of dengue infection. #HealthierTomorrow