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Kolkata Call to Action: World’s public health leaders advocate for an end to coal
HEAL welcomes the Kolkata Call to Action released at the 14th World Congress on Public Health in India. Read more…
Geneva climate talks end with draft global agreement
HEAL welcomes the inclusion of health in a new draft version of the global climate agreement, adopted by delegates from almost 200 countries. Read more…
His Royal Highness speaks out on the health benefits of climate action
A joint event to discuss health sector engagement in the run up to the UN climate negotiations in Paris, involved His Royal Highness Prince Charles’ International Sustainability Unit and the WHO, hosted by the Royal Society. Read more…
28: Earth Hour
7: World Health Day
14 – 16, Brussels, Belgium: Informal Environment and Energy Council
28, Stoke-on-Trent, UK: Conference on urban design, green space and human health
3- 5, Brussels, Belgium: EU Green Week
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
The report Acting NOW for better health: A 30% reduction target for EU climate policy reframes the current discussions from climate costs to climate benefits, particularly for people’s health and healthcare systems.
In addition to the report, HEAL has also provided:
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