Delegate Name: Allison Edwards
Allison Edwards – Forest Hills Northern High School
Climate Change and Public Health
The Nation of Ukraine is recognized by the Climate Change Knowledge Portal as an at-risk country for many hazards. Such as floods and natural disasters, which can harm the daily lives of many in Ukraine. Additionally, the conflict between Ukraine and the nation of Russia has exacerbated the climate problems the nation of Ukraine has been facing.
The carbon impact of the war along with the multitude of greenhouse gas emissions is a cause for concern. It can have many effects on public health such as higher temperatures, longer periods of heat, and increased rainfall.
Ukraine has created the National Recovery Council for Recovery and one of the goals of the council is to mitigate the climate change impact due to the war. Additionally, a third of Ukraine’s post-war spending will be spent on “green” energy.
Although the nation of Ukraine has just emerged from the war, they are taking proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of its people.