Our report quantifies the health benefits for Europeans of stronger EU action on climate change for both the EU and different Member States. It reframes the current discussions from climate costs to climate benefits, particularly for people’s health and healthcare systems.
We demonstrate that a 30% emissions reduction target could save public health billions. For the EU as a whole, the anticipated benefits could be as high as €30.5 billion - equivalent to just under 0.2% of EU GDP.
1. Key Messages
Results by country:
New Countries figures released December 2010:
Contact: Dr Pendo Maro, Senior Climate and Energy Advisor, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0032 22343646
Media contact: Diana G. Smith, Communications Adviser, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) Email: email@example.com Tel: 0033 633042943
OUR PARTNER ORGANISATIONS:
> European Union: Standing Committee of European Doctors • International Society Doctors for the Environment • European Federation of Allergy and Airway Diseases Patients Association • European Respiratory Society • WWF-EPO • Climate Action Network Europe
The Health & Environment Alliance and Health Care Without Harm gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the European Commission, DG Environment.
The views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect the official views of the EU institutions.
Written on 14 September 2010.
Dr. Pendo Maro, Senior Climate Change and Energy Policy Advisor,
tel: 0032 2 234 3647