This briefing provides an assessment of the health benefits and saved costs that will be achieved when air pollution control following Energy Community rules are in place for coal and lignite power stations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia in the Western Balkans, and demonstrates that quick and comprehensive action to drive down emissions will boost the benefits.
Swift and significant emission cuts by Europe’s top polluters under new rules would boost health and reduce healthcare costs.
Cost study prompts call to put health at the top of the policy agenda.
Chinese investments in a new coal power plant unit in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, could jeopardize local health standards and the environment.
Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, was reauthorized for a period of five years on the European market today.
This week, Serbia reiterated its announcement to construct the Kostolac B3 coal power plant – a 350 megawatt close to the Romanian border which will primarily use the lignite form of coal.
Today, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) joined a group of twenty organisations – led by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe – to send a Declaration to European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella.
Yesterday, a sixteen head strong high-level HEAL delegation traveled to COP23, the UN Climate Change Conference 2017, taking place from 6-17 November in Bonn, Germany.
European representatives of the 28 Member States met today in Brussels in a new attempt to come to a decision on the future of the herbicide glyphosate on the European market.
Exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals may explain the fall in IQ and the explosion in mental development problems in children that have taken place over the past 20 years.
Health, environment and climate groups are calling on the European Union to hasten the move away from coal and other fossil fuels and towards clean renewable energy.
Engagement of civil society organisations and citizens has been suboptimal in defining research and innovation priorities in Horizon 2020 and in previous EU Research Framework Programmes.
Tıp dünyasının en önde gelen akademik yayınlarından Lancet’te yayınlanan ve 2015 yılını temel alan yeni çalışma, çevre kirliliğinin küresel ölümlerin yaklaşık yüzde 16’sından sorumlu olduğunu ortaya koyuyor.
Representatives of the 28 European Member States failed to reach an agreement on the proposed European Commission reauthorisation of glyphosate today.
Today the European Parliament adopted a resolution objecting to the European Commission proposal for re-authorisation of glyphosate on the European Union market for another 10 years.
Signed by over 60 organisations with an environmental, faith, development or health background, a proposal for a fast-track climate action programme until 2020 has been shared with the German government today at the beginning of coalition talks.
Pollution in the air, water, soil and in the workplace is linked to an estimated nine million deaths each year worldwide – equivalent to one in six (16%) of all deaths, according to a ground-breaking new report in the leading medical journal The Lancet.
The European Parliament today rejected a controversial European Commission proposal on identification criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) applauds the courageous decision to veto a proposal that lacks ambition and would fail to protect human health and the environment.
53.3% of cereal- and leguminous products that are widely available in French supermarkets contain traces of glyphosate, demonstrate test results from Générations Futures.