A Healthy European Green Deal
COVID-19 hitched a ride on our globalized and highly mobile society to rapidly devastate populations. This crisis offers a global opportunity to leap forward instead of slipping back into the unsustainable and unhealthy ways of the past. A robust systemic response to the pandemic recovery can better equip us to face the climate emergency that threatens the health of people of all ages across the globe. The European Green Deal is a comprehensive road map striving to make the EU more resource-efficient and sustainable – and offers many opportunities to improve public health.
Open letter of an NGO coalition to Commission President von der Leyen calling on her to urgently tackle air pollution by developing the Green Pillar of the European Health Union for a healthy recovery from the pandemic, focusing on road transport policy.
There are many opportunities for tackling the climate emergency and improving public health, but there is currently a lack of coherence between the promise and the reality.
Food, farming, development, climate, environmental, and public health movements across the EU express their strong alarm at the current failure of the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to reflect the priorities of the European Green Deal, which must become a powerful policy transformation tool to initiate the urgently needed transition towards sustainable and socially just food systems.
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