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HEAL feedback on new (8th) Environment Action Programme

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) welcomes the draft Decision on the 8th Environment Action…

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Green 10 open letter to the EU Commission: Support the biodiversity ambition under the Recovery and Resilience Facility

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Lancet Countdown 2020 underlines health benefits of decisive climate and recovery action

Responding to the converging climate and COVID-19 crises can deliver a triple win: better public…

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Green 10 open letter to the EU Commission: Support the biodiversity ambition under the Recovery and Resilience Facility

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Open letter to European Council: Upping EU’s 2030 GHG emissions reduction target to – 65% to respond to the twin COVID-19 pandemic and climate crises

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Letter: Prohibiting the export of banned pesticides and the import of food produced with these chemicals

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Medical advice to EU leaders: prevention comes before cure

The EU’s recovery package is the not-to-be-missed opportunity to lead us to a healthier future and should not extend a lifeline to the pollution that is making us sick, writes HEAL President Peter van den Hazel in EURACTIV.
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Worrying rows over future EU chemicals policy

Recent revelations on major disagreements within the European Commission about the development of the European Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability suggest that representatives of the Department General for Internal Market (DG GROW) seek to fundamentally tone down the proposals, under the pretence of economic interests and overruling preventive actions on chemicals and public health, writes Natacha Cingotti in EUObserver.
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Time to action European promises on endocrine disruptors

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has committed to address endocrine disruptors as part of “a cross-cutting strategy to protect citizens’ health from environmental degradation and pollution” to reach “a zero-pollution ambition”. If Europe is serious about delivering on its promises and regulating based on science, then the current evaluation of the EDC framework is a real opportunity for health, environment and our economy, writes Natacha Cingotti in the ECHA Guest Corner.
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Stepping up Dutch climate action for a healthy future for our children

The Dutch government has been appealing the Urgenda verdict for 4 years - it should recognise that accepting and executing it will be a blessing, writes HEAL President Peter van den Hazel.
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