President Biden, "Go Big" at COP26 for Health

The United States will convene world leaders for a Climate Summit on Earth Day this year. Leading up to the Summit, President Biden is expected to unveil a new, aggressive plan to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2030. The plan will include the updated U.S. NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution) for carbon reduction as part of the Paris Agreement. All 194 parties of the Paris Agreement are required to come to this year's United Nations climate conference (COP-26) in November with updated NDCs. Current NDC commitments fall far short of what's required to limit temperature change to 1.5°C, including the NDC from the United States. As the largest carbon polluter in history, an ambitious U.S. NDC would serve as a powerful signal to the rest of the world. 

This letter from health professionals and organizations urges President Biden to be ambitious as he crafts the U.S. NDC. America’s health professionals will work tirelessly with this Administration, and with all future Presidents and their Administrations, to help America deliver on ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions. We know that doing so is one of the most important ways we can help ensure the good health and wellbeing of all Americans.


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Individual Signers

Organizations

Academic Pediatric Association
Academy for Integrative Health & Medicine
African Heritage PA Caucus
Allergy & Asthma Network
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association for Community Psychiatry
American College of Physicians
American College of Preventive Medicine
American Lung Association
American Medical Association
American Medical Women's Association
American Meteorological Society
Association for Academic Physiatry
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Break the Cycle of Climate Change
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Chicago PSR
Children's Environmental Health Network
Citizens' Climate Lobby Health Team
Climate Code Blue
Climate for Health, ecoAmerica
Climate Health Now
Eco-Healthy Solutions
Endocrine Society
Fivenson Dermatology
George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication
Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action
Georgia State Medical Association, Inc.
Global Climate & Health Alliance
Harvard University C-CHANGE
Health Care Without Harm
Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
Health Students for Climate Action
Healthy Air and Water Colorado
Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health
Medical Students for a Sustainable Future
Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action
Mothers & Others For Clean Air
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
National Association of Social Workers
National League for Nursing
National Medical Association, Inc
New Jersey Clinicians for Climate Action
North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)
Pediatricians for Climate Action
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Public Health Institute
Puerto Rico Clinicians for Climate Action
Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment
Vermont Climate and Health Alliance
Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action
Academic Pediatric Association
Academy for Integrative Health & Medicine
African Heritage PA Caucus
Allergy & Asthma Network
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association for Community Psychiatry
American College of Physicians
American College of Preventive Medicine
American Lung Association
American Medical Association
American Medical Women's Association
American Meteorological Society
Association for Academic Physiatry
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Break the Cycle of Climate Change
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Chicago PSR
Children's Environmental Health Network
Citizens' Climate Lobby Health Team
Climate Code Blue
Climate for Health, ecoAmerica
Climate Health Now
Eco-Healthy Solutions
Endocrine Society
Fivenson Dermatology
George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication
Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action
Georgia State Medical Association, Inc.
Global Climate & Health Alliance
Harvard University C-CHANGE
Health Care Without Harm
Health Professionals for a Healthy Climate
Health Students for Climate Action
Healthy Air and Water Colorado
Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health
Medical Students for a Sustainable Future
Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action
Mothers & Others For Clean Air
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
National Association of Social Workers
National League for Nursing
National Medical Association, Inc
New Jersey Clinicians for Climate Action
Pediatricians for Climate Action
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Public Health Institute
Puerto Rico Clinicians for Climate Action
Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment
Vermont Climate and Health Alliance
Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action

Individuals

CA
Robin Cooper
A Deckert
Barbara C Erny
John La Puma
La Puma Farms
Linda Meneken
George Meyer, MD
Marjaneh Moini, MD
Anthony Molina, MD
Pam Monaco
Brenda Nuyen, MD
Janet Perlman
Ricardo Quintero
Connie Roser-Renouf, MS, PhD
George Mason University
Pamela Wellner
Amplify Eco
Mary L. Williams, MD
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility
CO
james Danforth, MD
Lisa Romero, MPAS
CT
Mark Mitchell, MD, MPH
National Medical Association
DC
Michael Leifman
DE
John Mateyko, MA
Delaware NESEA
FL
Carissa Cabán, MD
Camille Dyer, PA-C
Catherine Toms, MD, MPH
GA
Anne Mellinger-Birdsong, MD, MPH
Lisa Thompson, PhD
Linda Walden
GCCA
Yolanda Whyte, MD
IL
Marie Cabiya, MD
Lauren Delmastro
Andrew Garman, PsyD
Rush University
Andrew Kanter
Warren Lavey, JD, MS
University of Illinois
LA
Dolly Smith, BS, MPS
MA
Adrienne Allen, MD, MPH
Gaurab Basu, MD, MPH
Manijeh Berenji, MD, MPH
Amy Collins
ME
Edward Walworth, MD
Maine Medical Association
MI
David Fivenson, MD
Fivenson Dermatology
Larry Junck, MD
Sanjana Murali, BS
Julie Quinn, MD
MN
Victoria Doyon, MS, MSC
Linda Nelson, DNP, MPH
MO
Frank Cornella
James Fleming, MD
American Psychiatric Association
Komo Gursahani, MBA, MD
NC
Ria Battaglino, MD
Marla Kasper, RN
NJ
Elizabeth Cerceo, MD
Stephen Marcella, MD, MPH
NJ Academy of Pediatrics
NM
Trine Vik
NV
Elizabeth Haase, MD
Joanne Leovy, MD
NY
Jack Gorman
Critica
Julia Joseph, BS
Virginia Martínez, FAAFP
Jerry Rivers, PhD
North American Climate, Conservation and Environment(NACCE)
George Thurston, PhD
Valerie Vullo
OH
Crystal An, MD
Stephen Bittner, MD
Lukas Bobak, BS
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Jason Chao, MD
Ayana Dambaeva, MD
Victoria Deng, BA
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Chang Yoon Doh
Anna Eversman, BS
Bezhou Feng
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Michael Foster, BA
CWRU School of Medicine
Rachel Gardner, BA
Alex Gerber, BS
Benita Glamour, BA
Emily Ho, BA
Kendra Jeans, BA
Allie Johnson, BS
Rose Kang, BA
Jacqueline Kloos
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Joseph Laseter, BA
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Nora Lee, BA
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Angie Li, BA
Marguerite Linz, BA
Katherine Lowe, BS, MSC
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Celinda Miller, BA
Jameson Mitchell
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Benjamin Mittman, BA
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Jared Ontko, BS
Theresa Papich
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Samuel Rodgers-Melnick
Marcia Silver, MD
Gloria Tavera, BA, BS, MS, PhD
Morgan Terry
Mia Wang
Naomi Wang, BA
Davis Weaver, BS
Case Western Reserve University school of Medicine
Stephanie Wottrich, BS
PA
Philip Dahlin, MPH
Mary Morrison, MD, MS
American Psychiatric Association
Mary Ellen O'Connell, MBA, MSN
Alan Peterson
Jillan Sackett, MD, MS
Andrew Schumacher, BS
Medical Students for a Sustainable Future
PR
Elsie I. Cruz
Enid Garcia, MD
Teresa Ramírez, MD
Puerto Rico Clinicians for Climate Action
Rosana Rosario
TX
Gina Cantu
UT
Alexis Lee, MBA
VA
Emily Little, BSN, MSN, RN
Edward Maibach, PhD
George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication
Jerome Paulson, MD
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Kathleen Price
Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action
WA
Kjersten Gmeiner, MD
Elizabeth Hansen, MD, PhD
Matt Hollon, MD, MPH
Kristina Soman-Faulkner, DO
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
WI
Bruce Barrett, MD, PhD
Ann Behrmann, MD
Joanne Bernstein, MD
Kelly DeMarco, BS
Pamela Guthman, DNP, RN
Glenn Huth, MD
Heart and Vascular Institute of Wisconsin
Christine Johnstad, BSN
Bruce Krawisz, MD
Vidushri Mehrotra, BS, MD
Case Western School of Medicine
Mia Prifti, BS
Carine Renner
Caitlin Rublee, MD
Hannah Sherfinski