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Postcard: What’s good for climate is good for health

What's good for climate is good for health Risks from changing patterns of disease, food insecurity, unsafe water and sanitation, damage to human settlements, extreme events and population growth and migration were far more severe for human health than most observers had understood, according to a systematic appraisal of available evidence by the Lancet-UCL Commission in 2009.

We can avoid this threat. Action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions leads to direct benefits to human health, and to substantial fiscal savings.

Last updated on 30 June 2011

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The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union (EU). We demonstrate how policy changes can help protect health and enhance people’s quality of life. Read more »


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