78% of Europeans agree that environmental issues have a direct effect on their daily life and on their health (Eurobarometer, 2020)
1 in 4 global deaths are attributable to  unhealthy environments, with NCDs contributing the largest share of environment-related deaths. World Health Organisation (WHO)

Zero-Pollution Ambition

Prioritising citizens’ health & well-being

Environmental health & human health are intrinsically linked:

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