As the Polish government is about to launch its update on its 2040 Energy Strategy (PEP), part three of HEAL’s ‘Curing Chronic Coal’ series, published today, shows that the earlier Poland phases out coal power, the greater the health benefits and saved health costs to society will be.
“With today’s report on air quality, Parliamentarians show they are ready to act on the urgent call from people across Europe and the scientific community. The next step is for the European Commission to propose a full alignment of EU air quality standards with WHO guidelines and the latest science. Disease prevention cannot wait: we need all decision-makers on board, especially national governments, to swiftly reduce pollution everywhere and protect every single person, especially those most vulnerable.”
Sophie Perroud, Policy Coordinator at the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)