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Hidden Price Tags: How Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Would Benefit Our Health
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Hidden Price Tags: How Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Would Benefit Our Health

The Health & Environment Alliance (HEAL) has launched a new report titled 'Hidden Price Tags: How Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Would Benefit Our Health', providing the first ever comparison of fossil fuel subsidies and the costs to health associated with air pollution from fossil fuels.

Key findings:

  • Report shows how fossil fuel subsidies support an industry that causes premature deaths, ill-health and huge costs worldwide, in stark contrast to Paris Agreement
  • Health costs associated with fossil fuels are over six times higher that subsidies: 2758 billion vs 444 billion USD
  • HEAL urges policymakers to end fossil fuel subsidies for the sake of health, using freed public funds instead to support healthy energy or health care investments

Read the full report.

Author: Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

Publish Date: 07.08.2017

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