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Germany’s new energy instrument would mean better health
The government’s plans to increase efforts to cut CO2 emissions from the power sector have been met with fierce resistance. In letters to chancellor Merkel, economic minister Gabriel and health minister Groehe, HEAL and member WECF underline that these plans are not only good news for the climate, but also for health, and they should not be weakened. Read more…
UK faces European court over coal plant emissions
Figures released from HEAL on the health costs of coal power in the UK have been used with regards to a plant in the UK which faces the European count over its emissions. Read more…
New report on benefits of more ambitious climate action include health and jobs
HEAL welcomes a new report elaborated by the New Climate Institute with support from Climate Action Network (CAN), assessing the co-benefits of more ambitious climate action, which means better health. Read more…
Kolkata Call to Action: World’s public health leaders advocate for an end to coal
HEAL welcomes the Kolkata Call to Action released at the 14th World Congress on Public Health in India. Read more…
HEAL submission on consultation: Future of Energy Community
Air Pollution and Health in Turkey: Facts, Figures and Recommendations - English - Turkish
14 – 16, Brussels, Belgium: Informal Environment and Energy Council
28, Stoke-on-Trent, UK: Conference on urban design, green space and human health
29 – 30, Haifa, Israel: WHO Mid Term Review
18-26, Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Assembly
22: Earth Day
3- 5, Brussels, Belgium: EU Green Week
19-20, Paris, France: Conference on climate change and health
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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