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

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Date Title
02/11/2017 HEAL supports position paper which calls for greater civil engagement in defining research priorities EU
18/06/2015 Walking the circle - Four guiding pillars for a Circular Economy
30/04/2015 Joint position paper (HEAL, Eco Forum, WECF): European Environment and Health Process Mid Term Review
11/04/2013 HEAL position paper on the 7th EU Environment Action Programme
15/01/2013 HEAL response to consultation on Rio +20
23/11/2012 Joint statement: Calling EFSA to reform
25/10/2012 HEAL response to public consultation on EU noise policy
30/05/2012 HEAL reponse to public consultation on 7th EAP
13/04/2012 HEAL response to consultation on chronic disease policy
03/11/2011 HEAL response to the UN Rio+20 consultation
15/04/2011 HEAL Position Paper: Preventing cancer through environmental policy change
08/04/2011 Final assessment of the 6th Community Environment Action Programme: Written Submission on stakeholder consultation
07/04/2011 HEAL Briefing paper: Children’s health and the environment
13/09/2010 NGO Position paper: Sixtieth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe
12/03/2010 NGO Interventions: WHO Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health
12/02/2007 HEAL Consultation response: discussion document for a health strategy – “Health in Europe: a strategic approach”
16/11/2004 Green 10 Position paper: The EU’s new Constitution - assessing the Environmental Perspective
16/07/2004 HEAL Consultation response: ‘The European Environment & Health Action Plan 2004-2010” (short version)
16/07/2004 HEAL Consultation response: ‘The European Environment & Health Action Plan 2004-2010” (full version)
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