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Climate change and Health : Protecting the most vulnerable

Climate change and Health : Protecting the most vulnerable The Health and Environment Alliance strives to raise the debate within the health and environment community on the health costs and benefi ts of adaptation policy and mitigation efforts. We aim to educate and encourage the participation of the healthcare sector in promoting energy saving and energy effi cient policies as a means to reducing greenhouse gases and dependency on non-renewable energy sources. We also want to raise awareness on how EU climate change policy is or is not consistent with health objectives.

According to the Health & Environment Alliance, policies focussing on the most vulnerable groups and considering win-win-win scenarios for public health, adaptation and mitigation should be a first priority when tackling climate change. A review of the latest scientific evidence on climate change and health as well as key findings from selected EU countries and policy recommendations have been summarised in this HEAL briefing entitled "Climate change and health: Protecting the most vulnerable".

Last updated on 24 June 2011

About HEAL

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) is a leading European not-for-profit organisation addressing how the environment affects health in the European Union (EU). We demonstrate how policy changes can help protect health and enhance people’s quality of life. Read more »


HEAL has over 70 member organisations, representing health professionals, not-for-profit health insurers, doctors, nurses, cancer and asthma groups, citizens, women’s groups, youth groups, environmental NGOs, scientists and public health institutes. Members include international and Europe-wide organisations, as well as national and local groups. Read more »

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