Peru, climate change and noncommunicable diseases: ¿where are we and where are we heading?

Authors

  • José L. Avilez Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú.
  • Janina Bazalar Instituto de Investigación, Universidad Católica los Ángeles de Chimbote. Chimbote, Perú
  • Diego Azañedo Instituto de Investigación, Universidad Católica los Ángeles de Chimbote. Chimbote, Perú
  • J. Jaime Miranda Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. CRONICAS, Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2016.331.2016

Keywords:

Climate change, Chronic disease, Health policy, Peru

Abstract

The world is facing a crisis of noncommunicable diseases alongside a state of climate volatility. Of the total health burden attributable to climate change, 99% will be assumed by developing countries. In light of climate change, Peru’s best opportunity is to create mitigation and adaptation policies focused on developing health co-benefits, which will improve the state of noncommunicable diseases and the climate system. This article presents Peru’s compromises in terms of mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions; identifies public health opportunities for Peru under the Paris Agreement signed in the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21); and makes recommendations for evidence and policy generation for the National Academy of Medicine and the Peruvian government.

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Published

2016-03-23

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Symposium

How to Cite

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Avilez JL, Bazalar J, Azañedo D, Miranda JJ. Peru, climate change and noncommunicable diseases: ¿where are we and where are we heading?. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2016 Mar. 23 [cited 2024 Apr. 16];33(1):143-8. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2016

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