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MEPs put health first in key air vote
HEAL welcomes today’s vote in the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on the new EU National Emissions Ceilings Directive (NEC). Read more...
EFA: Allergy and asthma patients need clean air in Europe
Leading European experts and policy-makers from the allergy, asthma, health and environmental fields including HEAL, recently came together to discuss the ongoing EU efforts to review clean air legislation in Europe. Read more…
HEAL highlights health impacts of air pollution on Polish breakfast TV
The past months have seen an increase in media attention and public debates on the health impacts of air pollution in Poland. HEAL’s coal and health adviser Łukasz Adamkiewicz spoke about the topic on a popular morning Polish TV show "Question for Breakfast". Read more…
HEAL supports ‘More than Energy’ initiative in Poland
‘More than Energy’ is a nation-wide coalition in Poland, made up of local governments, institutions, NGOs and individuals, wishing to improve energy efficiency and increase renewable energy sources. HEAL in Poland is a partner of this initiative. Read more…
How coal power plants in Turkey make us sick
Coal power plant capacity in Turkey is set to almost double over the next four years adding significantly to already high health costs, according to HEAL’s recent report. Read more…
Clean air would promote better health in Serbia
Serbian health professionals and the Ministry of Health launched a statement urging the national government to improve people’s health by reducing the dependence on fossil fuels. HEAL works closely with health professional in Serbia to highlight the health risks from coal. Read more...
Call for young scientists: "New voices in global health" – Deadline 31 July 2015
Nature Alert! Take action to save nature! - Deadline 24 July 2015
HEAL Webinar series (1) COP21 – Recording: Perspectives on how climate action can benefit health
31 August – 4 September, Bonn, Germany: UNFCCC negotiations
2, Brussels, Belgium: EPHA AGA
10 – 14 Poland: Spirometry Week
26: World Environment Health day
30: World Heart Day
11 -13, Berlin, Germany: World Health Summit
14 - 17, Milan, Italy: 8th European Public Health Conference - Health in Europe – from global to local policies, methods and practices
22: Global Day of Action Against Coal
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
More information here