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According to WHO, indoor and outdoor air pollution is the largest single environmental health risk, causing numerable non noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, stroke and lung cancer as well as increasing the risk for acute respiratory infections.

HEAL works with Global, European, national and local partners and decision-makers to decrease those preventable diseases and to protect those most vulnerable – pregnant women, children, the elderly and those already ill or poor.

Press release: EU action on Western Balkans’ chronic coal pollution is a unique opportunity to improve health and productivity

Sixteen outdated coal power plants in the Western Balkans are a public health and economic liability for the whole of Europe, with people in the EU bearing the majority of the health impacts and costs, according to a new report by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Sandbag, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, CEE Bankwatch Network and Europe Beyond Coal. The European Union (EU) needs to use all of the tools available to improve health, prolong lives, save health costs and increase productivity both in the EU and in the Western Balkan region.
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Invite: press briefing on new report – ‘Chronic Coal Pollution – EU Action on the Western Balkans will improve health and economies across Europe’

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and CEE Bankwatch invite…

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Leading health groups gravely concerned over questioning of air science and health protection standards

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), the European Federation…

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Joint open letter: EU air quality laws protect our health – Germany must respect them

Open Letter by health, environmental, transport and legal civil society organisations, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cancer patients
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Health and Environment Alliance zu Gesundheitsauswirkungen von Luftverschmutzung

Die Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) vertritt 70 Mitgliedsorganisationen auf internationaler, europäischer, nationaler und lokaler…

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Toolkit on ‘Communicating on air quality and health’

In spite of the work carried out by the EU institutions, the Member States, many…

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Joint open letter: EU air quality laws protect our health – Germany must respect them

Open Letter by health, environmental, transport and legal civil society organisations, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cancer patients
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Green 10 to Commission VP Timmermans on protecting civil society in Germany

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NGO statement urging Turkish decision makers to step up at COP24

More than 25 NGOs working in Turkey released a joint statement urging Turkish decision makers…

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Letter to EU ministers on Capacity Mechanisms

HEAL as one of 31 networks and organisation has ahead of the upcoming trilogue meeting…

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Health groups urge German coal commission for quick phase out date

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Press release: EU action on Western Balkans’ chronic coal pollution is a unique opportunity to improve health and productivity

Sixteen outdated coal power plants in the Western Balkans are a public health and economic liability for the whole of Europe, with people in the EU bearing the majority of the health impacts and costs, according to a new report by the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Sandbag, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, CEE Bankwatch Network and Europe Beyond Coal. The European Union (EU) needs to use all of the tools available to improve health, prolong lives, save health costs and increase productivity both in the EU and in the Western Balkan region.
read more

Invite: press briefing on new report – ‘Chronic Coal Pollution – EU Action on the Western Balkans will improve health and economies across Europe’

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and CEE Bankwatch invite…

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Health and Environment Alliance zu Gesundheitsauswirkungen von Luftverschmutzung

Die Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) vertritt 70 Mitgliedsorganisationen auf internationaler, europäischer, nationaler und lokaler…

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Health groups call for greater EU leadership in tackling climate change

New research published in The Lancet medical journal today shows that emissions, climate change and rising temperatures are already exposing people everywhere to an unacceptably high health risk. The independent, interdisciplinary research collaboration Lancet Countdown identified that last year globally, 157 million more vulnerable people were subjected to a heatwave than in 2000.
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