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Climate change threatens the basic elements of life such as access to clean air, water, food and shelter – and with that human health. But climate action could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.

HEAL works with Global organisations like UNFCCC, UNEP and WHO, with European and national decision-makers as well as environmental organisations towards climate and energy policies putting human health at the centre of their priorities.

Infographic: Healthy schools – healthier children

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Infographic: Healthy buildings – healthier people

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Stepping up on national climate action to deliver on the Paris climate commitments

With the growing global climate movement, the UN climate summit, the upcoming climate negotiations in…

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The link between buildings, health and the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP)

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The climate emergency is a medical one – health sector issues prescription for a healthy future

Today, HEAL launches the Prescription for a Healthy Energy Future for Europe, to shine a light on the health benefits the transformation of the energy sector will bring, and bring to the forefront those areas where change is urgently needed. We will eventually include transport and food production as well.
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Infographic: Healthy schools – healthier children

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Infographic: Healthy buildings – healthier people

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New HEAL infographic on climate change and health

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HEAL letter on EU Sibiu Summit

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Health professionals on derogations for coal power plants: no exemptions for pollution

Bulgarian health community highlights the huge health benefits of refusing giving derogations or pollution exemptions…

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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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Turkey’s most touristic region is endangered by coal mine expansions

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Independent data highlights air pollution crisis in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dust pollution in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been twice the legal limit on two thirds of monitored days in 2018 and caused over one hundred premature deaths in adults during the year, according to independent new data published today in the report 'Lifting the Smog' by CEE Bankwatch Network, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) and the Center for Ecology and Energy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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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.
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Step forward for health protection in Turkey: Proposal to extend the pollution exemptions given to privatised coal power plants withdrawn

Last night, 14 February, all political parties in the Turkish Parliament agreed to withdraw a…

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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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