Environmental Health & Climate Change

CPME Chair of Working Group: Dr Ina KELLY (IE)
CPME Secretariat: Mr Markus KUJAWA

Climate change has adverse effects on the physical and mental health of people and a reduction in quality of life with indirect health consequences. Doctors must be involved in recognising, preparing for and managing the health risks posed by climate change as a way to protect population health. Healthcare services have a key role to play in reducing their own carbon footprint and achieving net-zero emissions.

CPME has contributed to the debate through its collaboration with the Lancet Countdown since 2018. CPME has also been contributing to the EU level policy work to improve the air quality in Europe.

Featured Policies

May 2024
Lancet Countdown 2024 Policy Priorities for Europe
Co-publication with Lancet Countdown
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Oct 2022
Lancet Countdown 2022 Report: Policy Brief for Europe
Co-publication with Lancet Countdown
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Oct 2021
Lancet Countdown 2021 Report: Policy Brief for Europe
Co-publication with Lancet Countdown
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Sep 2021
Healthy Climate Prescription letter to Heads of State
Over 600 organisations representing over 46 million health workers signed an open letter ahead of the 2021 UN climate negotiations (COP26)
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Dec 2020
Lancet Countdown 2020 Report: Policy Brief for Europe
Co-publication with Lancet Countdown
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May 2020
Healthy Recovery letter to the G20 leaders
Over 350 organisations representing over 40 million health professionals signed an open letter
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Nov 2019
Lancet Countdown 2019 Report: Policy Brief for Europe
Co-publication with Lancet Countdown
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Nov 2018
Lancet Countdown 2018 Report: Policy Brief for Europe
Co-publication with Lancet Countdown
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