Manila Declaration on Health and Environment

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The Manila Declaration on Health and Environment, stemming from the Asia-Pacific Regional Forum convened from October 6 to 8, 2016, marks a significant milestone in the ongoing global commitment to sustainable development. This pivotal declaration underscores the profound impact of environmental changes on our essential needs and endeavors to foster stronger collaboration between the health and environment sectors. Aligned with the sustainable development goals set forth in other global conferences and the Paris Agreement on climate change, it specifically emphasizes critical objectives like mitigating climate change, enhancing air quality, and ensuring universal access to water and sanitation. It stands as a resounding call for concerted actions to protect our environment, health, and the prosperity of both current and future generations.