Cradle to grave: The health harms of fossil fuel dependence and the case for a just phase-out - 2022
By: Global Climate and Health Alliance
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In the lead up to COP26, over 600 organizations representing over 46 million health professionals, together with individuals from over 100 countries, signed a letter calling for real action to address the climate crisis by limiting global warming to  1.5°C, and to make human health and equity central to all climate change mitigation and adaptation actions.

This “Healthy Climate Prescription” notes that achieving these objectives will require the rapid and just phase-out of fossil fuels. In follow up to the Healthy Climate Prescription, the health community is now joining the call for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Additionally, this report calculates the true costs vs health savings of a fossil fuel phase-out (see snippit) and calls for a ban on fossil advertising.

"Call for proven public health measures to be applied to fossil fuels as for other health harming commodities such as tobacco:
• End subsidies and implement pricing measures which reflect true costs, including health impacts.
• Protect policymaking from interference by industry actors with vested interests.
Ban fossil fuel advertising."


Jess Beagley


Global Climate and Health Alliance