India | National Meeting on Climate, Energy and Health

India | National Meeting on Climate, Energy and Health

Indian launch event for the report of the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change

October 26th, 2015 – India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Report from the Public Health Foundation of India

The National Meeting on Climate Change and Health was the Indian launch event for the report of the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change and was supported by Health Care without Harm (HCWH) and the Lancet Commission. The purpose of this meeting was to generate awareness about the health impacts of climate change, to emphasize the …

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Global | Film Festival to Shine Spotlight on Health Costs of Coal

Global | Film Festival to Shine Spotlight on Health Costs of Coal

International health and environmental advocates will host a mini festival of award-winning short films that highlight the health and social effects of coal. As part of the festival, the Healthy Energy Initiative will be presenting three short films produced by its partners in Australia, the Philippines, and South Africa. Other films will explore coal development in Russia and China. Together, these are some of the largest coal-producing countries in the world.

The December 7th Paris event coincides with the second week of the United Nations Climate Conference (COP21). As world …

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Philippines | Health Sector Leaders Endorse Paris Platform for Healthy Energy

Philippines | Health Sector Leaders Endorse Paris Platform for Healthy Energy

Photo Courtesy Office of Senator Loren Legarda

Manila, Philippines — Few days after the 2nd anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan and 20 days before the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this December, health sector leaders from the Philippines called for stronger commitments for climate mitigation by phasing out coal and other fossil fuels and shifting to renewable energy to protect both human health and the global climate.

Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)-Asia, together with different health sector organizations and leaders in the Philippines, launched the Paris Platform …

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South Africa | Spotlight on Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution at Public Health Conference

South Africa | Spotlight on Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution at Public Health Conference

Facilitated by Health Care Without Harm’s Strategic Partner in South Africa, groundWork, climate change, energy choices, and air pollution were prominently featured at the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) Conference held in Durban on October 7-9, 2015.

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Philippines | Health must be considered in climate policy and energy choices

UK Embassy’s Charges d’Affaires Steph Lysaght gives his opening remarks

Health Care Without Harm-Asia’s Healthy Energy Initiative participated in a roundtable forum on the intersection of climate change, energy, and public health co-hosted by the British Embassy in Manila and Philippine Department of Health. Entitled “Opening the Human Security Lens to Climate Change and Energy,” the event aimed to launch a conversation and create synergies between the health, energy, and environment sectors to define urgent and collaborative actions needed to address climate change’s impact on public …

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Philippines | Communities Hosting Coal Plants Learn About Coal’s Health Effects, Advocate For “Healthy Energy”

Community leaders from the municipalities of Mariveles and Limay in Bataan province called for putting an end to coal use to protect human health and the environment.

As part of its latest campaign Healthy Energy Initiative, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)-Asia, in partnership with Coal Free Bataan Movement (CFBM) and Defend Zambales (DZ), recently conducted a series of seminar-workshops on coal and health, which aimed to raise community awareness and build consensus around the impacts of coal on human health. More than a hundred community …

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Philippines | Climate, Energy, and Health Sectors Find the ‘Nexus’ and Shape Common Agenda

Leaders from the Philippine climate, energy, and health sectors jointly navigate the nexus and build a common agenda

As part of its newly-launched Healthy Energy Initiative, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH)-Asia, together with its new partner OML Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, convened a roundtable discussion entitled “NEXUS: Shaping a Common Agenda for Climate, Energy, and Health” on April 10, 2015.

The event gathered leaders from the climate, energy, and health sectors in the Philippines to launch a national conversation and develop a common …

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Asia | Experts Caution Over Coal Usage

Source: Business Standard

With increasing dependence of Asian countries on coal-driven power, public health experts said “addiction” of nations to coal coupled with climate change effects pose a “serious” threat to health equity.

According to Peter Orris, professor and chief of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, in the US, south Asia will garner a “good deal” of attention in the coal-climate change link.

“Asia is the major producer and consumer of coal globally, even surpassing US. So Asia has really taken over and if …

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Healthy Energy Initiative Debuts at the 14th World Congress on Public Health

The Healthy Energy Initiative will be exploring the nexus between climate change, energy generation, and public health in Kolkata, India at the World Federation of Public Health Association’s 14th World Congress on Public Health, through a set of scientific sessions, a photography exhibition, and film screenings.

In the last few years, leading medical journals, health organizations, and health professionals have begun to endorse the evidence and amplify the message that air pollution and climate change both pose serious challenges to global public health and therefore …

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