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Health community commitment brings gains in Lima
Participants at the Climate and Health Summit, organised alongside the official UN climate negotiations in Lima (UNFCCC COP20) heard that the health community’s strong engagement on climate change is increasingly acknowledged by international negotiators. Read more…
Cleaner air would offer major health benefits in the Balkans
Three briefings released by HEAL highlight the heavy toll on health resulting exposure to poor air quality in Bulgaria, Serbia, and Montenegro. Energy production and use is of particular concern as a source of air pollution. Read more…
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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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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