News on our policy work
A new joint report by CAN Europe, WWF, EEB, HEAL and Klima Allianz Germany reveals the top 30 CO2-polluting coal power plants in the EU and how these emissions are undermining climate efforts and harming public health. Read more…
Joint letter to Japanese coal power plant investor in Poland
HEAL in Poland, together with 16 environmental and health Polish NGOs, have signed a joint letter to the potential investor (Mitsui & Co) of the Czeczott coal power plant in southern Poland, to reconsider its involvement in the project. Read more…
Health and medical organisations from around the world signed a declaration for the Doha climate negotiations on how to better protect and promote our health. Get involved by signing on as an individual or as an organisation concerned about climate change and health. Sign the Declaration here!
4 – 5, Brussels, Belgium: EPHA 5th Annual Conference - More information available here
21, New York, USA: People’s Climate March - HEAL participating. More information available here
23, New York, USA: UN Climate Summit - HEAL participating. More information available here
23 – 24, Brussels, Belgium: European Citizens Summit - More information available here http://citizenssummit.eu/
26: World Environment Health Day
6 – 7, Brussels, Belgium: HEAL Annual General Assembly - More information coming soon!
19: Global frackdown day
22: Global day of action against coal
10 - 14, Israel: Mid-term review of the European Environment and Health Process (EEHP) - More information available via the WHO Europe website
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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