European Green Deal: a major opportunity for health improvement

@article{Haines2020EuropeanGD,
  title={European Green Deal: a major opportunity for health improvement},
  author={Andy Haines and Pauline F. D. Scheelbeek},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2020},
  volume={395},
  pages={1327-1329}
}
The European Green Deal aims to respond to the escalating climate crisis by achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the EU by 2050. Current policies will achieve only 60% reductions by 2050 from 1990 levels, indicating the need for increased ambition. Additionally, the deal aspires to “protect the health and well-being of citizens from environment-related risks and impacts” and establish a toxic-free environment, deliver healthy and sustainable diets, and protect biodiversity… Expand

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