Nearly 200 public health organizations urged governments to adopt a "fossil fuel nonproliferation treaty" to end the world's dependence on carbon emissions linked to air pollution that causes millions of deaths every year.
A letter released on Wednesday demanding that governments agree to a legally binding treaty to end fossil fuel use worldwide gained the signatures of 17 global health organizations, including the World Health Organization and World Federation of Public Health Associations, along with health advocacy groups from more than 40 nations. It was initiated by the Global Climate and Health Alliance and Physicians for Social Responsibility.
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