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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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AVILEZ, José L; BAZALAR, Janina; AZANEDO, Diego  and  MIRANDA, J. Jaime. Peru, climate change and non-communicable diseases: where are we and where are we headed?. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.1, pp.143-148. ISSN 1726-4634.

The world is facing a crisis of noncommunicable diseases alongside a state of climate volatility. Of the total health burden attributable to climate change, 99% will be assumed by developing countries. In light of climate change, Peru’s best opportunity is to create mitigation and adaptation policies focused on developing health co-benefits, which will improve the state of noncommunicable diseases and the climate system. This article presents Peru’s compromises in terms of mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions; identifies public health opportunities for Peru under the Paris Agreement signed in the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21); and makes recommendations for evidence and policy generation for the National Academy of Medicine and the Peruvian government.

Keywords : Climate change; Chronic disease; Health policy; Peru.

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