We aim to provide journalists and others with easy access to latest news about our activities, scientific findings and policy developments around fossil fuel subsidies via press and information releases.
Our letters, policy papers, scientific statements and other publications are all listed on the ‘PUBLICATIONS‘ page.
Press and information releases will be listed here once available.
For more information about the Health and Environment Alliance, please see the HEAL website.
In the meantime, why don´t you take a look at our briefing paper, titled “Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Health” or our Q&A, answering some basic questions you may have around fossil fuel subsidies and health.
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“The threat to human health from climate change and fossil fuel use has been grossly underestimated. In particular, coal power represents a threat to human health and needs to be rapidly phased out.”
Prof. Hugh Montgomery, Lancet Commission Co-Chair and Director of the UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance
“Reform of global energy subsidies could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 20%, cut premature air pollution deaths by more than half, and raise government revenues by nearly $3 trillion.”
Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organisation, December 2015
“Fossil fuel subsidies send out a terrible signal: burn more carbon. We need to get rid of fossil fuel subsidies now.”
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank , April 2013
“Fossil fuel subsidies are public enemy No. 1 in terms of sustainable development.”
Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency, December 2015
“Moving to a low-carbon economy improves air quality worldwide and translates into a wide range of health benefits across every country. To protect public health from climate change, we need to accelerate this transition over the coming decade. To do this, Governments must stop investing in industries that directly harm the health of the public, and shift subsidies away from the fossil fuel industry.”
Dr. Nick Watts, Executive Director of Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change
FOR PRESS QUERIES AND/OR TO SCHEDULE INTERVIEWS, PLEASE CONTACT:
Health and Climate Change Coordinator
Telephone: +32 223436 42
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