News on our policy work
Book launch: Why women will save the planet
On the occasion of a book launch of ‘Why Women Will Save the Planet’ by Friends of the Earth Europe, HEAL’s Executive Director was invited to speak about the importance of health in the climate debate and how to build awareness of the links between gender equality and environmental protection. Read more…
Germany: Climate mitigation is win-win for public health
HEAL co-organised a workshop on climate change and adapation at the annual meeting of the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental and Public Health Sciences (GHUP). HEAL’s Julia Huscher spoke on the policy opportunities for the German health sector to engage in, and shared a new HEAL publication on health co-benefits of climate action. Read more…
Call to European ministers to ensure EU’s largest climate instrument is fit for purpose
Health and environmental groups call on European ministers to maintain the momentum created in Paris by ensuring that the upcoming 2030 Effort Sharing Decision results in effective climate action in the transport, buildings, agriculture, small industry and waste sectors. Read more…
HEAL in Turkey: Break free from fossil fuels
At the beginning of May, thousands of people all across the world joined the call to break free from our fossil fuel addition. In Turkey, HEAL supported a gathering to end Turkey’s coal rush which brought together over 2,000 people.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
5 – 12, Paris, France: International Environmental Film Festival
6: World Asthma Day
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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