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Health benefits of policies to reduce carbon emissions

01 April, 2020

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CREDS researcher Ian Hamilton, along with colleagues, recently had their work on Climate Change and Health impacts for the UK published in the BMJ medical journal.

A recent article, published in the BMJ medical journal, argues that carefully considered policies to lower carbon emissions can also improve health, and we should use these benefits to push for strong climate action.

In June 2019 the UK legally committed to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050. To reach this target the Committee on Climate Change says that a rapid transformation in infrastructure will be required across all sectors of the economy. What is less widely appreciated is that many of the required actions can improve the health of the UK population.

You can read the article on the BMJ website.

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