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HEAL’s office in Poland opened in 2014, and focuses on health, energy and air quality. Air quality in Poland is one of the worst in the EU, and coal is the dominant source of electricity generation.

We raise awareness amongst health actors, society and decision makers through meetings, events, publications, letters and media work. We also actively engage in the Unmask My City and Europe Beyond Coal campaigns in Poland, to drive down lung and heart disease and health impacts on children in Poland.

Polish website: healpolska.pl

Contact person:
Weronika Michalak, weronika@env-health.org, +48 782 466 881

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Environment Ministers have to show commitment to EU action on air quality in 2020

In the upcoming Council Conclusions on Air Quality, we call on Environment Ministers to: Reflect the urgency to act on air pollution for health protection: the positive effects of this Green Deal need to be breathable by the end of the current EU Commission’ mandate. Translate the urgency into action by paving the way forward: the EU Green Deal ambition needs to take the shape of clear steps for clean air in 2020, with a view to aligning the EU air standards with the WHO guidelines.
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Climate action for our health and planetary health

Our message on climate action as the biggest opportunity to benefit health today, tomorrow and for future generations is powerful, and should be heard everywhere, writes HEAL's Founder and Executive Director Genon K. Jensen.
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Launch of 2019 Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change

Today, the 2019 Lancet Countdown report has been published, with a focus on children's health and climate change, but also on the potential of transforming children's health through climate action for the better.
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Stepping up on national climate action to deliver on the Paris climate commitments

With the growing global climate movement, the UN climate summit, the upcoming climate negotiations in…

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The climate emergency is a medical one – health sector issues prescription for a healthy energy future

Today, HEAL launches the Prescription for a Healthy Energy Future for Europe, to shine a light on the health benefits the transformation of the energy sector will bring, and bring to the forefront those areas where change is urgently needed. We will eventually include transport and food production as well.
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