JSI Statement on Climate Change

April 21st, 2022 | News

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At JSI, our mission is to improve health equity and health outcomes for individuals and communities. Climate change affects all aspects of health throughout the lifecourse. 

We work with people across the globe to make sure all individuals can live their best and healthiest life. To ensure this is true for persons of all races, ethnicities, gender, age, sexual orientation, or circumstances, we help those affected to address the root causes of inequity as they lead efforts to reshape systems, policies, and environments. We do this by taking an equity-centered, community-focused approach to working in health systems. We recognize that our work requires that we confront the consequences of climate change, environmental degradation, and biodiversity loss. We understand that improved health cannot be achieved and sustained unless we simultaneously commit to supporting community-led mitigation to prevent harmful climate and environmental change, adaptation to lessen the consequences, and resilience to foster recovery as needed.

JSI is a signatory to InterAction’s NGO Climate Compact. This multifaceted agreement requires us to be accountable as we engage in advocacy and education efforts, address the multi-dimensional drivers of climate and environment change, examine and change our internal operations, and learn from others. 

Learn more about our environmental health work in the United States and around the world.

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