“From Extraction to Renewal: A Global Campaign for Healthy Energy”
The Healthy Energy Initiative team is pleased to share a new article published in the peer-reviewed journal New Solutions: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy. The article appears in a special issue on “Health, Environmental Policy and the Extractive Industries.”
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Abstract for “From Extraction to Renewal: A Global Campaign for Healthy Energy”
New Solut February 2016 vol. 25 no. 4559-566
A global movement is emerging in the health sector to engage in discourse and advocacy on the health impacts and health costs of energy choices – specifically the health harms of extractive, climate-disrupting energy sources such as coal and gas. Individuals and organizations in the health sector have begun to address climate and energy issues at multiple levels of engagement, including with others in the health sector, with pollution-affected communities, with policy-makers, and with the media. We present recent examples of health sector advocacy and leadership on the health impacts of energy choices, and opportunities for broadening and deepening the movement.