News on our policy work
On 22 and 23 September, HEAL joined health groups, civil society and world leaders in New York for a landmark UN Climate Summit. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming. Read more…
Civil society call to action at WHO Health and Climate Summit
The Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA) and its members including HEAL, congratulated the WHO on their vision and leadership in convening the Health and Climate Summit in August, an historic event which brought together policy makers, health professionals, academics and civil society representatives from around the world. Read more…
6 – 7, Brussels, Belgium: HEAL Annual General Assembly - More information coming soon!
19: Global frackdown day
19 – 22, 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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