Johannesburg, 14 November 2021
PHASA today calls on the government of South Africa to do more to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement and Glasgow Declaration. The agreement reached at COP26 in Glasgow is not yet enough to remain on a path to holding global warming to 1.5 degrees. The risks to health of increases above 1.5°C are now well established. In fact, no temperature rise is “safe”. The African continent, which is already vulnerable to climate extremes, malnutrition, disease, and civil conflict, is one of the global regions at greatest risk