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Preparing for a World in Flux



According to a Lancet report, spending on climate change adaption is falling way short of the $100 billion a year commitment made under the Paris Agreement (1). Of this spending, less than 4% is channelled into health despite climate change threatening to undermine the last half-century’s advances.

It’s true, there will be beneficial health impacts from milder winters that could help reduce the winter-time peak in deaths. Hotter than average summers could also help limit disease-transmitting mosquito populations, for example. However, scientists agree that most impacts will be adverse, with some declaring a public health emergency.

Current projections may look bleak, but if pharmaceutical and other large industries can collectively change their practices today, the climate crisis can be minimised and even potentially reversed.

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Rich Quelch is an experienced global marketer within the healthcare and pharma sector. He has led the development of the Origin brand, positioning it as a world-leading supplier of innovative and groundbreaking pharma packaging devices, as well as offering a unique supply chain model that is disrupting the pharma industry.
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