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UAE’s COP28 Promises on Climate, Health Ignored at Home

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Workers at a construction site in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 15, 2023. © 2023 Rula Rouhana/Reuters On Health Day at the COP28 climate conference in the United Arab Emirates, 124 countries endorsed the COP28 UAE Climate and Health Declaration, which commits to putting health at the center of climate action. Yet just outside the conference venue, migrant workers are exposed to health harms associated with escalating effects of climate change and fossil fuels, including extreme heat and air pollution, without adequate protections. The new declaration’s emphasis…

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