78% of Europeans agree that environmental issues have a direct effect on their daily life and on their health
1 in 4 global deaths are attributable to unhealthy environments, with NCDs contributing the largest share of environment-related deaths. World Health Organisation (WHO)
Prioritising citizens’ health & well-being
Environmental health & human health are intrinsically linked:
COVID-19 has been a wake up call that we need to act on pollution and to protect people’s health in a comprehensive way.
A high level of human health protection shall be ensured in the definition and implementation of Union policies and activities.
All Policies for a Healthy Europe calls on the European Commission to:
- Adopt a comprehensive Environmental Health Strategy based on a ‘Health in all policies’ approach, to streamline health requirements across relevant EU policies
- Define a set of minimum requirements for a health & well-being impact assessment of Environmental policies
- Adopt an EU strategic framework for the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
- Put the intrinsic link between environmental health & human health at the centre of the implementation of the 2030 Biodiversity Strategy`
- Focus on co-benefits between the
Zero-Pollution Action Plan and the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the Farm to Fork strategy, the EU’s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy