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Poland: Webinar and briefing on healthy energy solutions
A recent webinar organised by HEAL in Poland gathered health professionals and well-known experts to further discuss solutions for air quality and health in Poland, with a special focus on a new HEAL briefing on healthy energy, launched during the webinar. Read more…
Tackle air quality for the climate and public health
HEAL participated at the second WHO Global Conference on Health and Climate, which aimed to set the health action agenda for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Participants discussed a range of topics such as the benefits of switching to cleaner energy sources to reduce level of climate and air pollutants. Read more…
EU member states fail Europeans health in air quality agreement, says HEAL
HEAL has expressed disappointment on the missed opportunity to significantly improve people’s lives in an area that really counts, that is their health, with the agreement reached on the EU National Emissions Ceilings Directive (NEC) on air quality. Read more…
Are you planning a city trip to another European city this summer?
Make sure to read up on how you can protect yourself from bad air quality in cities! Read more…
Healthy Energy Initiative - Health Impacts of Energy Choices - A Briefing Paper for the Health Community
Healthy Energy Initiative - From Extraction to Renewal: A Global Campaign for Healthy Energy
HEAL Webinar series COP21 – Recordings
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Europe’s Dark Cloud: How coal-burning countries are making their neighbours sick analyses for the first time how the harmful dust caused by coal plants travels across borders and the effect this has. It reveals that in 2013 emissions were responsible for over 22,900 premature deaths, tens of thousands of cases of ill-health from heart disease to bronchitis, and up to EUR 62.3 billion in health costs. testimonies
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The Unpaid Health Bill: How coal power plants make us sick presents the first-ever economic assessment of the health costs associated with air pollution from coal power plants in Europe as well as testimonies from leading health advocates, medical experts and policy makers on why they are concerned about coal.
The report develops recommendations for policy-makers and the health community on how to address the unpaid health bill and ensure that it is taken into account in future energy decisions.
For a brief summary of the report see HEAL’s coal and health postcard
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