News on our policy work
Call for Action on climate delivered to German Health Minister Groehe
50 organisations and individuals from the German health sector including HEAL are urging the German government to take more decisive action to protect our health from climate change. The call was sent to the German Minister of Health, Hermann Groehe. Read more...
HEAL Letter to the Editor - How to Deliver the Most Important Public Health Treaty of the Century
In her Letter to the Editor in the Annals of Global Health, HEAL’s Executive Director argues that the Paris climate talks offer an extraordinary public health opportunity that should not be squandered and puts forth 5 Prescriptions for a Healthy Future to COP21 climate negotiators. Read more...
On the road to COP21
HEAL will be in Paris in a few weeks for the international climate negotiations, with an official delegation and side events. Don’t forget to register for the Climate and Health Summit on 5 December, where HEAL is the local organising partner, and sign up to WHO’s Call to Action. Read more…
Health groups call to end fossil fuel subsidies
On 14 November, civil society organisations from all over the world, including HEAL, issued an urgent call to end all public financing for fossil fuels. HEAL works closely with Turkish health groups, and the call came on the eve of the G20 leaders Summit in Turkey. Read more…
HEAL promotes Lancet Commission’s findings on health and climate change in Germany
Climate and health experts, policy makers and journalists had an opportunity to learn more about important health arguments that support ambitious climate action at an event organised by HEAL this week, on the occasion of the World Health Summit, to which HEAL is a civil society partner. 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
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
23 – 26, Strasbourg, France: EP Plenary
24 – 25, Paris, France: 6th Environment and Health French national congress on Climate Change and Health– HEAL speaking
27: HEAL webinar on Mercury and Health (in Serbian) - Registrations open
30 – 11, Paris, France: UNFCCC COP21 climate negotiations
4, Paris France: HEAL side event, “Health professionals in action for Healthy Energy and Climate” in collaboration with Conseil National de l’Ordre des Médecins (CNOM), World Medical Association, COP21
5, Paris, France: Global Climate and Health Summit
9, Paris, France: HEAL UNFCCC COP21 side event in collaboration with Monaco and WHO Europe
16, Brussels, Belgium: Meeting of the EU Environment Ministers
14 - 17, Strasbourg, France: EP Plenary
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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