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First IPCC Panel on Health and Climate Change Opens in Glasgow

This Monday, November 1, the first “IPCC Panel on Health and Climate Change” was inaugurated at COP26 in Glasgow, jointly organized by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Kingdom Met Office; the Foundation Prince Albert II de Monaco; the Monaco Scientific Center; and MERI Foundation.

The panel featured prominent personalities who emphasized the impacts of climate change on health, including Prince Albert II of Monaco; MERI’s Executive President, Francisca Cortés Solari; WMO Secretary General, Peteri Taalas; IPCC Chairman, Hoesung Lee, and Chile’s Minister of Science, Andrés Couve.

In this regard, Marcelo Mena, Director of MERI, pointed out that Chile’s marine protected areas have been important sources for sustainable coastal and community growth.
For his part, Dr. Hervé Raps, from the Monaco Scientific Center, emphasized the urgency of addressing air pollution as the main focus of the health emergency.

While Francisca Cortés Solari, President of MERI Foundation, stressed the importance of addressing the problem from a multidimensional perspective.