News on our policy work
Medics offer a healthy boost for a stronger Paris climate agreement
HEAL welcomes the conclusion of the renowned Lancet Commission on health and climate change 2015 that ‘tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century’.
Walking the circle – Four guiding pillars for a Circular Economy
Civil society organisations including HEAL highlight four key areas that must be addressed by the EU to ensure a fully functioning circular economy, and some of the often overlooked benefits. Read more…
Nature Alert: Nature, Health and well-being
The EU Commission is currently consulting on the EU’s Nature Directives, as part of a REFIT check. Our natural world provides for many benefits to health and well-being, so it is crucial that protection efforts are strengthened and laws upheld, not weakened. Read more...
EU Commission Vice President talks health in climate meetings
HEAL welcomes the emphasis placed on health implications by EU Commission Vice President Sefkovic at the EU-Serbia High Level Conference on Climate Change last month. Read more…
Call for young scientists: "New voices in global health" – Deadline 31 July www.worldhealthsummit.org
Nature Alert! Take action to save nature!
Stop TTIP and CETA – Deadline October 2015
15, Brussels, Belgium: Screening of Merchants of Doubt, HEAL co-organiser - Register here
23 June, London, UK: Summer Gathering, organised by Women’s Environment Network (WEN)
1: World Breastfeeding week
2, Brussels, Belgium: EPHA AGA – HEAL joint session on climate and health
17-18, Geneva, Switzerland: Swiss Public Health Conference
26: World Environment Health day
30: World Heart Day
1 -31: National Breast Cancer Awareness month
11 -13, Berlin, Germany: World Health Summit
14 - 17, Milan, Italy: 8th European Public Health Conference - Health in Europe – from global to local policies, methods and practices
22: Global Day of Action Against Coal