This flyer stresses that the threats of climate change can have a negative effect on human health and welfare but at the same time can constitute an opportunity to leverage positive social transformations with a particular focus on the needs of the most vulnerable within a comprehensive sustainable development framework. Aware of this, the UN system supports Governments and partners to: advocate a multidimensional approach to climate change policies to take into account the potential social co‐benefits of effectively addressing climate change as well as opportunities to focus on the most vulnerable in order to enhance well‐being in society; and identify ways in which the UN system can more effectively support Member States in developing and implementing climate‐related policies and measures to provide better living conditions in their societies as a whole.
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Topics: Economic and Development Planning, Human Rights and Justice, Human Security, Policy Instruments
Type of material: Other
Publication date: 2011