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Press contact: Elke Zander elke@env-health.org

HEAL Poland report on the impact of climate change on health

HEAl's office in Poland, together with the Polish Climate Coalition has published a report on 'The impact of climate change on health in Poland' - now the Executive Summary is available in English
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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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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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Green NGOs welcome environmental commitments in Brexit deal

After almost two years of negotiations, an agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the EU,…

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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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22 Civil Society Organisations Response to the EU Recast Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants

22 Civil Society Organisations have sent a letter to Members of the European Parliament in regards to the EU Recast Regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), urging them to uphold the EU’s international obligations on POPs under the Stockholm Convention.
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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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Diesel-Hick-Hack wird auf dem Rücken unserer Gesundheit ausgetragen

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Revamping buildings improves the climate, public health and social equality

If we combine the current quest for energy efficient buildings with an equal quest for better health and more equal societies, we have the chance to limit global warming to 1.5°C. That also means alleviating poverty, improving energy security and creating not only greener but healthier, more equal and enjoyable cities with fewer respiratory and heart diseases, better mental health and happier citizens.
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