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Secrectariat news - January 2009


- Invisible burden - Good reasons to get rid of PBT chemicals
- HEAL editorial on DG SANCO Health-EU Newsletter, January issue

Press releases

- Parliament clears final hurdle towards EU pesticide blacklist

Conferences and meetings

Christian Farrar-Hockley and HEAL member Joanne Vincenten participated in the European Environment and Health Committee meeting and Thematic meeting on Healthy Environments addressing respiratory disease, obesity and injuries through spatial planning of health promoting environments in Luxembourg on 27-29 January. Read more about the Thematic Meeting.

Christian Farrar-Hockley took part in the drafting meeting of the European Climate Change and Health Strategy taking place in Rome on 15-16 January. He provided HEAL’s and members’ input and perspective into the Strategy, which is to be adopted at the next Pan-European Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in Italy in 2010.

HEAL Vice-President, Peter van den Hazel, gave a presentation on behalf of HEAL at the Third High-level Meeting on Transport, Health and Environment in Amsterdam on 23 January 2009.

On 7 January, Monica Guarinoni attended the projection of ’Les enfants nous accuseront’ and following debate in the European Parliament. A similar event was organised by the European Commission cancer support group, and attended by Lisette van Vliet and Aurele Clemencin on the next day. Read HEAL related article.

On 21-22 January, Monica Guarinoni participated in a meeting organised by Pesticides Action Network Europe to discuss with the European Commission and other stakeholders the next steps in the implementation of the pesticides policy reform.

On 29-30 January, Monica Guarinoni took part in the kick-off conference of the EEB, Social Platform and ETUC campaign on sustainable development ’Preparing for EU leadership on sustainability: a social and green agenda for the next decade’.

On 19 January, Christian Farrar-Hockley attended a meeting of the DG Research CAIR4HEALTH project and a meeting organized by the Oil Industry CONCAWE on future research needs on environment and health in particular looking at air pollution as well as climate change.

On 19 January, Genon Jensen participated in the Civil Society Contact Group - NGO lunch debate on Gender budgeting.

On 26 January, Monica Guarinoni attended the launch of the report ’Pathways to a low carbon economy’.

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