South-East Asia high-level preparatory meeting for COP16 on climate change
Other TitlesReport of the meeting, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 19-21 October 2010
AbstractThe South-East Asia High-Level Preparatory Meeting for the Sixteenth Conference of Parties (COP16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 19 to 21 October 2010. The meeting was jointly organized by the Ministry Health and Family Welfare, Government of Bangladesh, and the WHO South-East Asia Regional Office. It was attended by delegates from ten Member States, including ministers of health and ministers of environment from four Member States of the WHO South-East Asia Region, senior health and environment officers and experts, along with staff from WHO country offices, the Regional Office and headquarters. The conference was organized to consolidate responses to the issues concerning the impacts of climate change on human health, and to prepare a regional statement to be put forth at the climate change negotiations during COP16 in Cancun, Mexico. The conference concluded with the endorsement of the "Dhaka Declaration" on regional health concerns for the climate change negotiations. This is a summary report of the meeting's discussions and recommendations.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2011). South-East Asia high-level preparatory meeting for COP16 on climate change. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206369