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HEAL participates in Paris conference on climate and health
Six months before the start of COP21, the French Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Women’s Rights is putting health in the spotlight through a high level conference, Climate, Health, Inequalities: Solutions?” in collaboration with the World Health Organisation. Read more...
Climate commitments of South-Eastern Europe countries
Members and partners of the SEE SEP network including HEAL urged governments of the region to act promptly and put forward ambitious and fair climate commitments for the Paris Climate conference. HEAL’s Vlatka Matkovic Puljic highlighted the unique opportunity to improve health through strong climate contributions. Read more…
The Health Benefits of Tackling Climate Change
Find out how climate action is good for your health in a new article by HEAL’s President Peter van den Hazel of the organisation INCHES - International Network on Children’s Health, Environment and Safety (INCHES). Read more…
HEAL on the road to COP21
As momentum is gathering for the international climate negotiations in Paris this December, HEAL is engaging the health community to put pressure on governments ahead of this important milestone. Read more…
The Unpaid Health Bill – How coal power plants in Turkey make us sick – English - Turkish
HEAL submission on consultation: Future of Energy Community
Air Pollution and Health in Turkey: Facts, Figures and Recommendations - English - Turkish
15, Brussels, Belgium: EU Environment Council
16 – 18, Brussels, Belgium: EU Sustainable Energy Week
18 - 19, Paris, France: Conference "Climate, Health, Inequalities: Solutions?" - HEAL participating
1 July: Luxembourg EU Presidency begins
6 – 8 July, Picardie, France: Global Conference: All actors of Rupture? HEAL participating
7 – 10 July, Paris, France: Our common future under climate change
12 – 17 July, Barcelona, Spain: Global Health Summer School on Climate Change & 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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