Journal article

Health co-benefits and the development of climate change mitigation policies in the European Union

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

CLIMATE POLICY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

The 2015 Paris Agreement requires increasingly ambitious emissions reduction efforts from its member countries. Accounting for ancillary positive health outcomes (health co-benefits) that result from implementing climate change mitigation policies can provide Parties to the Paris Agreement with a sound rationale for introducing stronger mitigation strategies. Despite this recognition, a knowledge gap exists on the role of health co-benefits in the development of climate change mitigation policies. To address this gap, the case study presented here investigates the role of health co-benefits in the development of European Union (EU) climate change mitigation policies through analysis and cons..

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Funding Acknowledgements

AW receives an Australian Government Research Training Program scholarship through the University of Melbourne and received funding from the EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges at the University of Melbourne to undertake research in Brussels, Belgium.