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Foundation S: COP28
Foundation S will join world leaders, diplomats and climate experts at the 28th annual United Nations climate summit to discuss the growing climate crisis, its influence on human health, and measures to avert its devastating impacts. The climate crisis poses the most significant threat to human health in the 21st century, with the World Health Organization estimating that unabated, climate change could lead to 250,000 excess deaths per year from 2030 to 2050.
This year, COP28, in collaboration with WHO, is hosting the first-ever Health Day, dedicated to highlighting the nexus between climate change and health while highlighting issues including the importance of public and private partnerships and the need for investment in adaptation programs for the most vulnerable populations.
The Climate Crisis is a Health Crisis: Uniting to Galvanise Action Towards Solutions for Climate Adaptation
December 1, 11:15 – 12:30 PM GST
Foundation S Director General, Vanina Laurent-Ledru will moderate this high-level event hosted by Seed Global Health at COP28 in the WHO and Wellcome Trust Health Pavilion. This discussion will focus on the intersection of climate change and health, showcase the evidence base and highlight the needs, barriers and best practices to scale adaptation measures to address the impacts of climate change on health.
This panel will bring to light first-hand experiences from those on the frontline of climate change and health efforts, with a goal to move discussions beyond talk into tangible action.
Time to Adapt Action Report
"The Action Report released today highlights the critical importance of putting local communities at the centre of decision making and solutions as we seek to build the necessary resilience to climate change. Our ambition is to advance bold thinking around climate change adaptation, and to fuel continuous learning and improvement as we work towards equitable and inclusive solutions. The time for action is now”. – Professor Alan Dangour, Director of Comate and Health, Wellcome Trust, and Foundation S Climate Council member
As the world continues to evolve and modernize, vulnerable populations still struggle for equitable access to healthcare.
Today, an estimated 2.5 billion people have limited access to quality healthcare and the number is expected to increase as the worlds’ population will approach 8.5 billion by 2030. It’s time we re-evaluate our partnership with society and rethink how we approach philanthropy.
Foundation S-The Sanofi Collective was launched by Sanofi in May 2022 with the aim to improve the lives of vulnerable populations by catalyzing community–based solutions and expanding access to medicines. We are committed to four priority areas: childhood cancer, climate change and its impact on health, neglected tropical diseases and humanitarian relief. But we can’t do it alone.
We believe that through collective action and collaboration, Foundation S can have the greatest impact to help communities around the world. And our Think and Do Tank philosophy is our road map.
- The “Think Tank” signifies our commitment to work with the right partners to address the greatest health gaps with innovative and transformative ideas.
- The “Do Tank” turns the ideas into actions, supporting tangible solutions through program funding, cross-sector collaboration and the mobilization of Sanofi’s employees around the world.
Sustainable impact can only be achieved by working with local communities and strengthening local infrastructure and capacity. Foundations S will also serve as a medium-term incubator for innovative community ideas and projects that align with one of our key commitment areas.
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Vanina Laurent-Ledru, Head of Foundation S
"We cannot change the world on our own – intelligence of the heart can only be collective. The launch of Foundation S is the culmination of joint ideas and forces. Collaborating with diverse and multicultural partners and our people, the Sanofi Collective combines our energy and expertise to deepen our impact for communities in need."