Journal article

The Political Economy of Health Co-Benefits: Embedding Health in the Climate Change Agenda

Annabelle Workman, Grant Blashki, Kathryn J Bowen, David J Karoly, John Wiseman

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH | MDPI | Published : 2018

Abstract

A complex, whole-of-economy issue such as climate change demands an interdisciplinary, multi-sectoral response. However, evidence suggests that human health has remained elusive in its influence on the development of ambitious climate change mitigation policies for many national governments, despite a recognition that the combustion of fossil fuels results in pervasive short- and long-term health consequences. We use insights from literature on the political economy of health and climate change, the science–policy interface and power in policy-making, to identify additional barriers to the meaningful incorporation of health co-benefits into climate change mitigation policy development. Speci..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Annabelle Workman receives a Strategic Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship and was affiliated with the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges until December 2017. Kathryn Bowen receives funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council. The original manuscript was significantly improved thanks to the invaluable comments of two anonymous reviewers.