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This section on health in the EU has been created as a trustworthy gateway to a wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European, national and international level. The content is produced by the European Commission, the Member States of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA), plus EU candidate countries; by international organisations; and by pan-European non-governmental organisations in the area of public health.

Report - Amendment to the fuel quality directive and the renewable energy directive (Indirect Land Use Change) - A8-0025/2015 - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety    europa.eu

RECOMMENDATION FOR SECOND READING on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 98/70/EC relatin[...]

Space weather and power grids - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Vulnerability assessment[...]

Adaptation of transport to climate change in Europe - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Challenges and options across transport modes and stakeholders[...]

Adaptation to climate change - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Adaptation to climate change[...]

Renewables successfully driving down carbon emissions in Europe    europa.eu

Wind, solar, biomass and other renewable energy technologies continued to grow in 2013. New data shows they have been an important driving force in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Europe.[...]

Speech by Commissioner Arias Cañete at the Lisbon Council “Towards an Effective Energy Union”    europa.eu

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech Brussels, 17 February 2015 Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure for me to be here and to present the vision of the Juncker Comm[...]

Breathing forest: assessing climate change impact on Earth's lungs    europa.eu

Forests are the green lungs of our planet. During the day, trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we need to breathe. But at night, the process is reversed and the forest produces carbon [...]

Understanding the Earth's magnetic field for precision weather forecasting    europa.eu

For years, the European Space Agency (ESA) has been studying the Earth's magnetosphere - a 'bubble' in which the Earth's magnetic field is present. Huge amounts of supporting data have been gathered.[...]

Oral question - Country of origin labelling for meat ingredients in processed food - O-2014-000091    europa.eu

Question for oral answer O-000091/2014 to the Commission Rule 128 Giovanni La Via, on behalf of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Source : © European Union, 2014 - EP[...]

Health-EU Newsletter - "Towards better health systems: more accessible, effective and resilient"    europa.eu

What is the most precious asset you own? Some of us are very satisfied with our car, our house, or maybe our boat. But I think that if we stop a little while and we reflect sincerely, we will probab[...]

Oral question - Alcohol strategy - O-2015-000008    europa.eu

Question for oral answer O-000008/2015 to the Commission Rule 128 Alberto Cirio, Glenis Willmott, Marcus Pretzell, José Inácio Faria, Younous Omarjee, Piernicola Pedicini, on behalf of the Committee [...]

Climate change - Just Published - EU Bookshop    europa.eu

Climate change[...]

Speech by EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete: "Europe's energy security challenges: ''La Unión hace la fuerza'" at the Atlantic Council, Washington D.C./USA    europa.eu

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech Washington, 04 February 2015 Thank you for inviting me today to talk about European energy security and our trans-Atlantic co-ope[...]

Regulatory information - Paediatric guidance revised to reflect changes to European Commission guideline    europa.eu

Documents relate to submission of applications, re-examination and compliance check procedures[...]

Employment and Social Developments: Annual Review highlights key factors behind resilience to crisis    europa.eu

Countries providing high quality jobs and effective social protection and investing in human capital have proved to be more resilient to the economic crisis. This is one of the main findings of the 2[...]

Employment and Social Developments: Annual Review highlights key factors behind resilience to crisis    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 January 2015 Countries providing high quality jobs and effective social protection as well as investment in human capital have proved to be more resil[...]

Modelling climate impacts on crops and pests    europa.eu

Climate change poses new challenges for farmers, and for the scientists who try to predict its effects. An EU-funded researcher has developed a computer model for better predictions of environmental [...]

Innovative research on CO2 capture for a sustainable energy future    europa.eu

Global warming, largely caused by increases in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, has a major impact on biodiversity and climatic conditions on Earth. One of the answers to the growing concerns surr[...]

Regulatory and procedural guideline: Reflection paper on the use of heat treatment to inactivate retrovirus RD114 in live immunological veterinary medicinal products (IVMPs), draft: consultation open    europa.eu

This guideline outlines the data requirements to be submitted by the marketing authorisation holder (MAH) to introduce a heat treatment to inactivate retroviruses in the active substance for the prod[...]

Regulatory and procedural guideline: Reflection paper on the replacement of cell lines used for the production of immunological veterinary medicinal products (IVMPs), draft: consultation open    europa.eu

This reflection paper outlines the data requirements to be submitted by the marketing authorisation holder (MAH) to replace the cell line as host system for production of immunological veterinary med[...]

Mitigating risks due to the use of antibiotics in animals    europa.eu

European experts propose measures to minimise antimicrobial resistance arising from the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicines[...]

Understanding climate change impact on Amazon deforestation    europa.eu

EU-funded researchers have assessed the impact of climate and land-use change on deforestation in the Amazon and put forward policy recommendations designed to ensure the long term sustainability of [...]

WECF - Call for integration of human rights in climate change regime    env-health.org

On Human Rights Day (10 December) Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) supported a letter of the Human Rights and Climate Change Working Group to the Parties to the UNFCCC calling for human rig[...]

Energy support policies: putting the EU on a low-carbon path?    europa.eu

European countries have increased renewable energy's share of energy consumption in recent years, in part thanks to support mechanisms for the renewables sector. A new report finds that many energy s[...]

Lima outcome keeps climate talks on track for Paris Agreement    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Lima, 12 December 2014 Lima/Brussels, 14 December 2014 The European Union welcomes the outcome of the United Nations climate conference in Lima as a step forward o[...]

New analysis aids planning for climate change    europa.eu

A detailed picture of European weather patterns over the past decades is now emerging thanks to an EU-funded project to re-analyse historical records. The results will help governments plan for clima[...]

Europe's transport network vulnerable to climate change    europa.eu

Disasters such as floods and storms have led to several high-profile disruptions of Europe's transport network over the last few years. As the climate changes, the transport system urgently needs to [...]

Not just dirt: the importance of soil    europa.eu

Soil is connected to almost all aspects of our lives, yet we often take it for granted. To mark the International Day of Soil on December 5, we interviewed several project managers at the European En[...]

Motion for a resolution on Draft Council Directive .../.../EU laying down calculation methods and reporting requirements pursuant to Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels - B8-2014-0326    europa.eu

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION pursuant to Rule 106(2), (3) and (4)(c) of the Rules of Procedure on Draft Council Directive .../.../EU laying down calculation methods and reporting requirements pursuant to [...]

Joint Statement EU-US Energy Council    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 03 December 2014 1. The sixth European Union-United States Energy Council met today in Brussels, chaired by EU High Representative/Vice President Federic[...]

Success Stories - Adapting to climate change, Mediterranean style    europa.eu

Climate change is global - but affects people locally. An EU-funded project is giving Mediterranean businesses and local governments the information they need to plan ahead by taking the impact of lo[...]

Questions and Answers on the UN climate change conference in Lima    europa.eu

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 28 November 2014 Questions and Answers on the UN climate change conference in Lima 1. Why another climate change conference? Parties to the UN Framework Con[...]

Lima climate talks crucial stepping stone towards 2015 agreement    europa.eu

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 28 November 2014 The European Union expects the UN climate change conference on 1-12 December in Lima, Peru, to pave the way for the adoption of a new, l[...]

Health-EU Newsletter - HIV/AIDS: 10th Anniversary of the Dublin Declaration is a time for reflection, not for complacency    europa.eu

What was in the 1980s a death sentence is today – in many cases – a manageable chronic disease. The HIV/AIDS situation has dramatically changed, thanks to political commitment and evidence-based act[...]

Success Stories - Helping water utilities adapt to climate change    europa.eu

When a deluge strikes there's a risk that a city's sewers and storm water networks are unable to handle the volume of water - leading to overflows and flooding. In response, an EU-funded project has [...]

Speech at the EP plenary “2014 UN Climate Change Conference Lima”    europa.eu

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Speech 26 November 2014 Miguel Arias Cañete - Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Speech at the EP plenary [...]

Success Stories - How local action can boost Europe's flood resilience    europa.eu

Rail lines swept away by floods in south-west England earlier this year demonstrated that Europe's flood defences need to be strengthened. What is needed are more flood-resilient buildings and infras[...]

Motion for a resolution on the 2014 UN Climate Change Conference – COP 20 in Lima, Peru (1-12 December 2014) - B8-2014-0251    europa.eu

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure on the 2014 UN Climate Change Conference - COP 20 i[...]

Conflicts of interests: revised EMA policy reflects more balanced approach    europa.eu

Experts to submit updated declarations of interests by end January 2015[...]

Cleaner, natural gas engines for ships    europa.eu

An EU-funded research project has developed a practicable natural-gas fuelling system for current diesel-powered ship engines. The breakthrough is good for the environment and people - while helping [...]

Success Stories - Climate change: learning from the past to safeguard the future    europa.eu

How much can we really predict about the impact of climate change on groups of animals, plants, and natural habitats? The EU-funded Ecochange project turned to fossil records to investigate how speci[...]

2030 climate targets should be increase for health protection    env-health.org

EU leaders recently endorsed the climate and energy targets for 2030. A binding EU target of an at least 40% will be insufficient to keep global warming in the 2 degree path or to achieve the EU obje[...]

Climate and Health Summit 2014    env-health.org

This year's Climate and Health Summit organised by the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA), of which HEAL is a member takes place alongside the official UN International Climate negotiations (U[...]

New global WHO guidelines for indoor air quality: inefficiently burning solid fuels damages health and climate    who.int

WHO's new guidelines for indoor air quality on household-fuel combustion, published today, set for the first time emission targets to address the serious health risks from burning fuels. They also op[...]

Joint Statement by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy on the US-China climate announcement    europa.eu

European Commission - Statement Brussels, 12 November 2014 We welcome the announcement today by the Presidents of the United States and China on their respective post-2020 actions on climate change. [...]

Increasing energy efficiency in mobile networks    europa.eu

The European Union (EU)-funded project GreenNets has developed a sustainable software solution for mobile networks, cutting energy costs and reducing CO2 emissions.[...]

European Union: a Global Leader in Climate Action    europa.eu

Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] European Brussels, 11 November 2014 Miguel Arias Cañete - Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Speech before the ENVI committee of the European Pa[...]

Glial activation is associated with l-DOPA induced dyskinesia and blocked by a nitric oxide synthase inhibitor in a rat model of    epda.eu.com

Results suggest that the NOS inhibitor prevents dyskinesia at least in part via inhibition of glial cell activation and iNOS expression. Authors' observations indicate nitric oxide synthase inhibitor[...]

Dopamine midbrain neurons in health & Parkinson's: Emerging roles of voltage-gated calcium channels & ATP-sensitive potassium ch    epda.eu.com

In this review, authors focus on the emerging physiological and pathophysiological roles of these two ion channels (and their complex interplay with other ion channels), particularly in highly vulner[...]

Mapping a path to global agreement on limiting climate change    europa.eu

An EU-funded project has mapped the possible outcomes of upcoming global negotiations to curb greenhouse gas emissions-from success to failure. The project's work aims to help leaders achieve a new g[...]

Answering the call for climate change action.    europa.eu

An EU-funded project has developed cross-border research clusters, designed to help European countries combine their knowledge and resources to tap funding opportunities and better tackle climate cha[...]

Research Headlines - EU research shows need for action now on climate change    europa.eu

The EU-funded AMPERE project has analysed various projected scenarios on climate change and its effects on society and found that taking action sooner rather than later reduces the costs of mitigatio[...]

Contribution of EU-funded research to IPCC's 5th Assessment Report    europa.eu

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 31 October 2014 The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) is planning to publish its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on 2 November 2014. It will provide a[...]

Seeing the bigger picture with climate change    europa.eu

Europe takes a leading role in combatting climate change, cutting its emissions and helping forge global consensus to address the problem. European action on this front includes research to learn mor[...]

EU gears up for 2030 with more emissions reductions    europa.eu

European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 October 2014 The Commission, assisted by the European Environment Agency, today releases its annual Progress Report assessing the headway on climate act[...]

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