Mitigation and co-benefits

Cradle to Grave:The health harms of fossil fuel dependence and the case for a just phase-out
This short brief examines the impact of fossil fuel extraction, production and combustion on human health, the role subsidies play as supporting fiscal architecture for fossil fuel dependence, and solutions to achieve fossil fuel phase-out across sectors, before identifying key recommendations.

NCDs and Climate Change: Shared Opportunities for Action
This document, published jointly with the NCD Alliance, focuses on the opportunities for smart policy responses to several connected public health and sustainability challenges in the wake of the UN Climate Talks in Paris in 2015 and the beginning of the implementation phase of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.
Global Climate and Health Alliance and NCD Alliance

Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health
The 2015 Lancet Commission maps out the impacts of climate change, and the necessary policy responses, to ensure the highest attainable standards of health for populations worldwide. The report’s central finding is that tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.
The 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change

The unpaid health bill – how coal power plans make us sick
This report aims to provide an overview of the scientific evidence of how air pollution impacts health and how emissions from coal power plants are implicated in this.
Health and Environment Alliance

Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation – Transport sector – Health in the green economy
This document, part of WHO’s Health in the Green Economy series, describes how many climate change measures can be “win-wins” for people and the planet.
World Health Organization

Health in the green economy – Co-benefits to health of climate change mitigation
Household energy sector in developing countries
This analysis reviews the potential health impacts of mitigation strategies and technologies for the household energy sector in developing countries, as highlighted in IPCC’s Working Group III – Fourth Assessment Report.
World Health Organization

Health in the green economy – Co-benefits to health of climate change mitigation – Occupational health
This document seeks to anticipate green technologies’ consequences for occupational health and safety, including hazards or risks they may present.
World Health Organization

Our Uncashed Dividend – The health benefits of climate action
A briefing paper
There are significant immediate health benefits and substantial economic savings possible from taking action on climate change.
Climate and Health Alliance and The Climate Institute

The health benefits of tackling climate change
An executive summary for The Lancet
The Lancet