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Acting NOW for better health: A 30% reduction target for EU climate policy

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.

 

Read the full report (PDF 2.3 MB)

1. Key Messages

2. Policy Recommendations

3. Technical Report

 

Results by country:

Belgium

France

Germany

Italy

Netherlands

Poland

Spain

United Kingdom

 

New Countries figures released December 2010:

Austria

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Greece

Hungary

Portugal

Romania

Slovakia


  Contact: Dr Pendo Maro, Senior Climate and Energy Advisor, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) Email: pendo@env-health.org Tel: 0032 22343646
 

 


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Press Release (German)

Press Release (Dutch)

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Background Briefing

Background Briefing (French)

Background Briefing (Spanish)

Background Briefing (Czech)

HEAL in the media

 

Media contact: Diana G. Smith, Communications Adviser, Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) Email: diana@env-health.org 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

> Belgium: Bond Beter Leefmilieu Vlaaderen Flanders Physicians for the Environment Flemish and Wallonie for the Environment Doctor’s Association Inter-Environnement Wallonie

> France: Association pour la Recherche Thérapeutique Anti-Cancéreuse Comité pour le Développement Durable en Santé WWF France

> Germany: German children’s environmental health network

> Italy: International Society Doctors for the Environment Italy

> United Kingdom: Climate and Health Council Greening Healthcare Campaign Chartered Institute for Environmental Health

 
 
  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.


HEAL HCWH Europe 30 Co-Benefits Report: Background Briefing


HEAL HCWH Europe 30 Co-Benefits Report: Press Release (German)


HEAL HCWH Europe 30 Co-Benefits Report: Press Release (Dutch)


HEAL HCWH Europe 30 Co-Benefits Report: Background Briefing (French)


HEAL HCWH Europe 30 Co-Benefits Report: Background Briefing (Spanish)


HEAL HCWH Europe 30 Co-Benefits Report: Press Release (Spanish)


HEAL 30% Co-Benefits Report: Key Messages


HEAL 30% Co-Benefits Report: Policy Recommendations


HEAL 30% Co-Benefits Report: Technical Report


HEAL 30% Co-Benefits Report: Belgium


HEAL 30% Co-Benefits Report: France


HEAL 30% Co-Benefits Report: Germany


HEAL 30% Co-Benefits Report: Italy


HEAL 30% Co-Benefits Report: Netherlands


HEAL 30% Co-Benefits Report: Poland


HEAL 30% Co-Benefits Report: Spain


HEAL 30% Co-Benefits Report: United Kingdom


Written on 14 September 2010.

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