Diabetes and Climate Change

IDF's Diabetes and Climate Change Report 

Diabetes and climate change are two urgent challenges in the 21st century. IDF has produced a pioneering policy report that establishes both the interconnections between these global risks and the opportunity to combat them together.

The report was produced in consultation with global experts from the health and environment sectors, including Dr Fiona Adshead, Sir George Alleyne, Associate Professor Ruth Colagiuri, Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Professor Anthony J McMichael and Professor Hugh Montgomery. IDF gratefully acknowledges the unrestricted grant given by Bupa for the production of this report.   

Launched at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the Diabetes and Climate Change Report puts diabetes, NCDs and health at the heart of sustainable development.

Download the Diabetes and Climate Change report here.

IDF and Bupa also convened an Expert Dialogue on Diabetes and Climate Change at the World Health Assembly on the 23rd May. The event united the health and environmental communities to discuss these global challenges and built consensus on the urgent need for cooperation across sectors. We produced  a summary of the interconnections between diabetes and climate change for the event which you can download here.

Read CEO's Comments on why Sustainable Development matters for diabetes here