News on our policy work
Online training module on energy and health available in German
HEAL together with the German Medical Association and the Society for Hygiene, Environmental and Public Health Sciences (GHUP) have published an online reader on energy and health, based on presentations during an expert workshop in Berlin in 2014. Topics include shale gas, coal power, wind turbines and electricity grid lines. Read more...
Medics offer a healthy boost for a stronger Paris climate agreement
HEAL welcomes the conclusion of the renowned Lancet Commission on health and climate change 2015 that ‘tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century’.
HEAL participates in Paris events on climate and health
Six months ahead of COP21, HEAL is actively involved in several conferences on health and climate change taking place in and around the city. Read more…
HEAL webinar series on the road to Paris
In the run-up to the international climate negotiations this December, HEAL is organising a series of webinars entitled ’’COP21: Perspectives on how climate action can benefit health’’. The next webinar on 8 September will present good practice from the health sector to mitigate climate change. Read more…
French declaration on strengthening health in climate negotiations
The French Public Health Association, the French Society of Environmental Health and the French Medical Council, supported by several European and international health associations, including HEAL demand a greater focus on health during COP21 later this year. 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…
HEAL Webinar series (1) COP21 – Recording: Perspectives on how climate action can benefit health
The Unpaid Health Bill – How coal power plants in Turkey make us sick – English - Turkish
HEAL submission on consultation: Future of Energy Community
Air Pollution and Health in Turkey: Facts, Figures and Recommendations - English - Turkish
Call for young scientists: "New voices in global health" – Deadline 31 July
Nature Alert! Take action to save nature! - Deadline 24 July 2015
12 – 17 July, Barcelona, Spain: Global Health Summer School on Climate Change & Health
15, Brussels, Belgium: Screening of Merchants of Doubt, HEAL co-organiser - Register here
31 August – 4 September, Bonn, Germany: UNFCCC negotiations
2, Brussels, Belgium: EPHA AGA – HEAL joint session on climate and health
10 – 14 Poland: Spirometry Week
26: World Environment Health day
11 -13, Berlin, Germany: World Health Summit
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
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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