Our House is on Fire

- by Frances MacGuire - A search for the Amazon on Google will throw up more than a dozen air pollution monitors for sale. This is surprising because, of all the thousands of words that have been written about the Amazon forest fires since mid-August, very few have...

Coal, challenges and collaboration at COP24

This guest blog by health professional Rashmi Venkatraman explores the implication for health and climate change through the lens of the recent COP24 meeting in Katowice, Poland.

Joint GCHA-NCD Alliance report published

We have just published a policy brief jointly with the NCD Alliance entitled ‘NCDs and Climate Change: Shared Opportunities for Action’ – click on the image or here to download the English version and here for the Spanish version.

German Health Organisations Call for Decisive Action on Climate Change

50 organisations and individuals from the German health sector including HEAL are urging the German government to take more decisive action to protect our health from climate change. The Call’s messages are based on recommendations of the Lancet Commission on Health...

2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change

The Lancet, one of the world’s foremost medical journals, today published its 2015 Commission on Health and Climate Change: “Policy Responses to Protect Public Health”, 6 years after the publication of its landmark 2009 Lancet Commission report.

Climate Change and Food Safety

New Briefing Published: Climate Change and Food Safety This week, the 2015 World Health Day took place on April 7th, focusing on the theme of Food Safety, and included the production of many useful informational resources, accessible here.  ...

Health at the UN Climate Summit

Taking place from the 21st-27th September, Climate Week 2014 will see 122 heads of state converge upon New York for a climate summit convened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on September 23rd.  The week will also see many health leaders speak out about...

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