A new publication in German by HEAL aims to shed light on a neglected topic among the German public: this is how measures to tackle climate change such as cleaner energy, active transportation (walking and cycling) or changed food production and diets will also provide for significant co-benefits for people’s health (and the healthcare system).
The target audience of the brochure are health and medical experts, practitioners, advocates who are looking for an introduction into the issue of climate change and health.
Health benefits from climate measures in the areas of transport, energy, agriculture, and buildings are being presented. These benefits occur as climate measures also help to prevent chronic diseases such as cardiovascular and respiratory disease, diabetes (type 2) and cancer.
The publication also provides info-graphics on how health is linked to climate change.
HEAL hopes that the information provided will encourage German health and medical professionals to engage in awareness raising and policy discussions, such as the deliberations on Germany’s climate action plan 2050.
The publication is available in German here
The references are available here