Monday 29 June, 2015 - UN General Assembly’s Climate Change Convention held in New York marks the halfway point in what is a critical year for climate change negotiations.
This meeting provided impetus and political momentum for an ambitious climate action plan, the framework for which is being drawn from work hubs in Addis Ababa, New York, and Paris. In advance of Roll Back Malaria’s (RBM) launch of AIM (Action and Investment to defeat malaria 2016-2030) at the Financing for Development meeting in Addis, a multisectoral approach to the control of malaria is increasingly being practiced.
Weather and climate are major determinants of malaria. Temperature rises (associated with current rates of carbon emission) of just 2-3 degrees Celsius will increase the number of people at risk of malaria by up to 5 per cent, representing several hundred million people . Further, a World Bank report indicates that by 2050, climate change might threaten some previously unexposed regions of South America, sub-Saharan Africa and China causing a 50 per cent higher probability of malaria transmission . AIM’s launch this month will further raise awareness of these issues.
 Appendix B, Action and Investment to defeat Malaria 2016-2030, June 2015.
 The Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics, ‘Turn-down the Heat – Why a 4 degree Warmer World Must be Avoided,’ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and World Bank, Washington, DC, 2012.