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This report, authored by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and commissioned by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food shows how food systems affect health through multiple, interconnected pathways, generating severe human and economic costs – and points to levers that can help to address the critical health issues and compounding factors that contribute to poor health, such as climate change, poverty and inequality, and unsanitary conditions.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 13:30 to 17:00

This Centre for Sustainable Energy half-day workshop will examine the potential of smart energy technologies to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable households.

The workshop will combine an exploration of the opportunities on offer, live demonstrations (hopefully!), case studies of current best practice and will consider the policy and market settings for future action.

INHERIT baseline report

By Robert Lyons on 20th September 2017
Found in: Research and Resources

In this report, the INHERIT team explores the opportunities for change across Europe which can facilitate progress towards triple-win scenarios. The report investigates the links between behaviour, environmental sustainability, health and health equity for three inter-related sectors: living (green space, housing), moving (active transport) and consuming (food).

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Rethinking Growth: Toward the Well-being Economy

By Robert Lyons on 30th August 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 17:30 to 19:00

Cardiff

Following the launch of their Discussion Paper, Rethinking Growth: Toward the Well-being Economy, Dr Mark Lang and Professor Terry Marsden will deliver an evening seminar that seeks to consider the impact of growth on economic, social, environmental and cultural sustainability.

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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:45 to 14:00

London

Health policy is complex, arguably becoming more so. What have been termed ‘wicked issues’ are a central feature of health policy where there are often no simple or single solutions, if any at all. This talk by Professor David Hunter of Durham University will be illustrated with examples from the Centre of Public Policy and Health’s research programme. More…

This briefing sets out why the scale of the air pollution problem in the UK requires a bolder and more holistic approach, which involves moving away from diesel vehicles (in favour of petrol and, ultimately, hybrid and electric alternatives), as well as a shift from private car ownership to car sharing schemes, public transport, walking and cycling. Not only could these shifts save thousands of lives, they could also drive improvements in two of the government’s other transport objectives: a reduction in congestion, and a reduction in road-based CO2 emissions.

This report by the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) presents both evidence and recommendations for European policy development on sustainable healthy diets. Starting with an overview of the health and environmental consequences of dietary habits, the report moves on to present an analysis of individual and societal costs and benefits of implementing sustainable healthy diets, and a list of the European actors and institutions working on this issue. 

Date and Time: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:45

London

Professor Frans Berkhout will deliver the Annual MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health Guest Lecture 2017. Planetary Health, defined as ‘…the health of human civilisation and the state of the natural systems on which it depends’ seeks to integrate health and environment research and policy at a fundamental level. The talk will set out the Planetary Health concept and discuss some key challenges for research and policy which emerge.

In 2015, 5.9 million children under age five died. The major causes of child deaths globally are pneumonia, prematurity, intrapartum-related complications, neonatal sepsis, congenital anomalies, diarrhoea, injuries and malaria. Most of these diseases and conditions are at least partially caused by the environment. This new UN/WHO report summarises the impact of polluted environments on child health.

A new study published in the journal Environment International for the first time quantifies the global impact by combining data about air pollution in different countries with knowledge about how exposure to different levels of air pollution is associated with preterm birth rates.

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