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HEAL receives response from upcoming Austrian presidency to call for ambition for health and the environment

On 17 April 2018, HEAL sent a letter to the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz ahead of Austria’s upcoming presidency of the Council of the European Union from July 2018 on. We encouraged this member state to show leadership to advance on a safe environment that benefits people’s health and an adequate allocation of resources to climate and environment measures.

On 2 May 2018, we received the response from the Director General for Coordination, responsible for EU matters and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The response can be found online here.

The letter HEAL sent to Chancellor Kurz can be found here.

Originally posted on 3 May 2018

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The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is the leading not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects human health in the European Union (EU) and beyond. HEAL works to shape laws and policies that promote planetary and human health and protect those most affected by pollution, and raise awareness on the benefits of environmental action for health. Read more »


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