Health groups call on the leaders of the Western Balkan countries to harmonize national air quality standards with the World Health Organization Global air quality guidelines. Health experts should be actively involved in these decision-making processes to ensure the timely integration of public health measures into environmental policies. Compliance with WHO recommendations brings multiple benefits – reduced incidence of chronic diseases and premature deaths, reduced overall health costs and, most importantly, better health and higher productivity of people.
The Green 10, a coalition of ten of the largest environmental organisations representing tens of millions of citizens across Europe, call on candidates for the European elections to promote a European Union that puts people and our planet first.
In May 2019, citizens across the EU will go to the polls to elect a new European Parliament, and help determine the new leadership of the European Commission. Ahead of this important election, the Green 10 have identified ten wins for health and environment, which include visions for Europe as a global leader in the fight against climate change, clean air for all, and a toxic-free Europe.