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Letter to European Commission: Civil society vision on how the EU can deliver the European Green Deal and address the multiple crises we face

The Green 10 wrote to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Vice President Frans Timmermans, Vice President Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, Commissioners Thierry Breton and Virginijus Sinkevičius to express their concern that the Commission’s Letter of Intent listing priority initiatives for 2023 failed to mention a number of the priority legislative files expected for the European Commission to publish in 2023 based on earlier plans by the European Commission.
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ENBEL project April newsletter out

The ENBEL project (Enhancing Belmont Research Action to support EU policy making on climate change and health) of which HEAL is a project partner has published its latest newsletter. The…

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Health experts demand more attention and action on the public health threat of wood burning in the Western Balkans

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) has today launched a briefing exploring the public health threat of wood-burning in the Western Balkans, as a major contributor to air pollution in the region. The briefing presents evidence-based arguments on wood burning and scientific data to support decision-making, as the Western Balkans and the EU shift to a carbon-neutral and healthy future.
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HEAL urges MEPs to put spotlight on environmental health at EU French Presidency exchange

The European Parliament will hold an exchange with French President Emmanuel Macron regarding the programme of activities of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU (January - June 2022) on 19 January 2022. At the onset of the third year of Covid-19 pandemic, HEAL underlines how this exchange is a major opportunity for MEPs  to demand urgent,  non-ambiguous and much needed EU action to address environmental pollution, which affects everyone’s health in our society, starting with the most vulnerable. 
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Air pollution and health in Western Balkan cities

A new series of HEAL briefings showcases the sources of air pollution in four cities in the Western Balkan region, and highlights why a phase out of coal power generation and fossil fuels in general would be beneficial especially for city residents.
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