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Building Polish doctors’ capacity on environment, climate and health

In collaboration with the Polish Supreme Medical Chamber and the Polish Society of Allergology, HEAL Poland organized a series of virtual trainings for over 300 doctors. These trainings delved into critical health topics, including the impacts of air and transport pollution, health and climate change, and the urban burden of disease. The aim was to enhance doctors' awareness and understanding of the environmental and climate-related threats to health in Poland.
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Ten pathways for better health 2024-2029

With the new EU strategic agenda, and policy cycle to 2029, European Union decision-makers can choose the path to better health, by recognising the urgency to act and adopting environmental and climate policies that accelerate the necessary transformation in this decade.
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The UBD Policy Project holds a science-to-policy consultation workshop on urban burden disease reduction in Warsaw

The Health and Environment Alliance, the Barcelona Institute for Global Health , and the city of Warsaw recently hosted a half-day science-to-policy consultation workshop. The workshop brought together representatives from the city of Warsaw and regional authorities, doctors, researchers, and other stakeholders to discuss how to reduce the urban burden of disease in Warsaw through environmental, climate, and urban policies.
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Open letter to European Parliament Group Leaders by Green 10 coalition

The Green 10, the coalition of ten of the largest environmental organisations and networks active on the European level including HEAL, has sent a letter to European Parliament group leaders, making an urgent appeal to continue to prioritise a green and just transition towards climate neutrality, zero pollution and thriving nature, as political groups in the Parliament are holding talks over future priorities and consider their approval of a European Commission President.
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Climate Resilience – The Role of the Healthcare Sector

The health sector is dealing with the heavy toll of climate change and needs to adjust to the increasing risks. A webinar held in May 2024 dove into what can be done when it comes to climate change adaptation and mitigation in the sector with experts representing doctors, patients and policymakers- see the recording below! 
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HEAL Poland joins roundtable discussions on health and climate

The threat pollution and climate change pose to human health took center stage at the expert-led "Climate for Health" debate held at the headquarters of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The event was co-organized by the think tank Medical Ration of State and "Rzeczpospolita" newspaper in April, bringing together prominent health experts, representatives of the Polish Parliament, Ministries and civil society. HEAL Poland took an active role in the exchange.
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UBD Policy project continues science to policy consultation with workshop in Zagreb

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) recently hosted yesterday a half day science to policy consultation workshop with representatives of the Zagreb administration and other stakeholders, on how to reduce the urban burden of disease in Zagreb through environmental policies. This consultation workshop was the second in a series of stakeholder engagement activities in various cities in Europe.
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UBD Policy project holds science to policy consultation workshop on urban burden disease reduction in Brussels

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) recently hosted a half day science to policy consultation workshop with representatives of the Brussels administration and other stakeholders, on how to reduce the urban burden of disease in Brussels through environmental policies. This consultation workshop was the first in a series of stakeholder engagement activities in various cities in Europe.
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Celebrating 20 years of HEAL

Twenty years ago, I realised that environmental pollution is linked to ill health and serious acute and chronic diseases, like cancer, asthma and respiratory diseases. This is when I launched into my environmental health journey and founded HEAL. It became clear to me that our ways of living and the environmental pollution resulting from that impacted our health. I wanted to know more about the impacts and the extent, how much of it was preventable, and what role and power policy-making could have in it....
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