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Date Title
17/05/2017 Medical groups call for climate to be in G20 Health Ministers’ declaration
02/06/2016 Open letter to German health minister on health co-benefits of climate action
29/04/2016 Letter to European ministers to ensure that the EU’s largest climate instrument is fit for purpose
21/04/2016 Statement from the Coalition for Higher Ambition for the Implementation Paris Climate Agreement
08/03/2016 Statement from the Coalition for Higher Ambition
04/09/2015 Civil society organisations ask G20 Finance Ministers to phase-out fossil fuel subsidies
11/06/2015 Letter to Commissioner Šefčovič: Health benefits of Serbia’s climate mitigation ambition
29/01/2015 NGOs call on EU Commission to end public export credits for coal
11/04/2014 Joint letter from NGOs to Chancellor Merkel on EU 2030 Climate and Energy package
16/07/2013 Joint letter on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive
14/05/2013 Health risks from climate change highlighted in joint letter to the WHO
24/04/2013 HEAL response to EURACOAL statement
24/05/2012 Energy efficiency targets for a healthy climate, clean air and healthy housing
21/11/2011 HEAL letter on ENVI discussion on Energy Efficiency – Indoor air quality and health concerns
15/06/2011 To: Members of the European Parliament
Re: Plenary Vote on the “Analysis of options to move beyond 20% greenhouse gas emission reductions and assessing the risk of carbon leakage”
14/06/2011 To: Ministre de l’Ecologie du Développement durable, du Transport et du Logement
Re: Contribution des médecins et ONGs en amont du Conseil européen des Ministres de l’environnement du 21 juin 2011
13/06/2011 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Proposals for amendment of the “European Parliament Resolution on the EU strategy for the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change (COP 15)
14/04/2011 To: MEPs
Re: Strengthen health protection and include health co-benefits in adaptation policy
28/02/2011 To: President Barroso
Re: The Roadmap for a low carbon economy must include the 30% GHG target and stress health benefits and healthcare savings
29/12/2010 To: UNFCCC National focal points
Re: Input to international climate talks in Cancun
08/03/2010 To: ENVI Committee
Re: Proposals to amend the European Parliament draft report on the “Commission White Paper: ‘Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action’ (2009/2152 (INI))
22/01/2010 To: President Barroso
Re: Europe’s emissions reduction target to the UNFCCC Secretariat, 31 January 2010
22/01/2010 To: Spanish Presidency of the EU
Re: Europe’s emissions reduction target to the UNFCCC Secretariat
23/11/2009 To: MEPs
Re: Plenary vote on the “Motion for a Resolution on the EU strategy for the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change (COP 15)”, 25 November
20/10/2009 To: EU Environment Ministers
Re: Input to Environment Council meeting 21 October Council conclusions on the Preparation of the EU Position for COP 15
02/07/2009 To: UNFCCC National focal points
Re: Input to Intersessional informal consultations on climate change, 10 – 14 August
06/06/2009 To: President Barroso
Re: Improving health representation in climate change discussions and outcomes
05/06/2008 To: EU Environment Ministers
Re: Effort Sharing Proposal of the “Climate Action and Renewable Energy Package” 5th June 2008 Council Meeting Dear EU
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