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Find HEAL’s position papers on climate change and health here, we update this page regularly.

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Date Title
29/06/2015 Doctors and public health experts call on French authorities to give greater priority to health at COP21 climate summit
10/03/2015 HEAL submission on consultation: Future of the Energy Community
25/06/2014 Joint position paper on CO2 standards for power plants
06/03/2014 Joint contribution to Energy Community Treaty revision consultation
02/12/2013 HEAL Briefing: What does coal cost health in the United Kingdom?
07/07/2013 HEAL response to public consultation on 2030 climate and energy package
21/12/2012 HEAL submission to the consultation process on the EIB energy lending policy review
20/08/2012 HEAL response to public consultation on an EU strategy on adaptation to climate change
04/12/2011 COP17 Durban Declaration on Climate and Health
04/12/2011 COP17 Durban: Protecting Public Health From Climate - A Global Call to Action
15/12/2010 NGO Position paper: Cancun Climate and Health Statement (SPANISH)
15/12/2010 NGO Position paper: Cancun Climate and Health Statement (ENGLISH)
15/12/2010 NGO Position paper: Cancun Climate and Health Statement (French)
08/10/2009 Green 10 Position paper: Climate change briefing for the Parliament
04/06/2008 NGO Position paper: Climate change and health - Engaging the regions Conference Recommendations
15/12/2007 HEAL Consultation response: European Commission Green Paper on Climate Change 2007
16/06/2005 HEAL Position paper: EU climate change and health
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