This new initiative will coordinate and implement actions around the commitments on climate resilient and low carbon sustainable health systems adopted by countries during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.
The COP26 Health Programme was launched in November 2021 with the goal of enabling transformational change to protect the health of people and the planet. As of today, 59 countries have committed at the Ministry of Health level to this initiative, which was launched by the UK government as the Presidency of COP26, the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Care Without Harm, and the UNFCCC Climate Champions.
The Alliance on Transformative Action on Climate and Health (ATACH) builds on the COP26 Health Programme and supports participating countries through their journey towards climate resilient and low carbon sustainable health systems. The Alliance is a WHO-led mechanism that will provide a platform for coordination, knowledge and best practice exchange, networking, access to support and link up to existing initiatives, among others.