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NGOs call for ending of public export credits for coal
HEAL teamed up with climate and environmental groups to express concerns about a recent EU Commission proposal on export credits for coal. With the COP in Paris coming up, the EU Commission should show credibility and consistency on climate mitigation. Read more…
Scotland agrees moratorium on fracking, UK steams ahead
Scotland’s moratorium on fracking and Wales’ motion not to agree to fracking until its safety is proven are steps in the right direction to prevent the environmental and health impacts of shale gas. However a majority of MPs refused to back proposals for a UK-wide moratorium.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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