This issue of the Health and Sustainability fact sheet covers the issue of waste managment looking at public health perspectives on mechanical biological treatment (MBT) of waste. MBT is a generic term used to describe the amalgamation of several mechanical and biological processes,
Sustainable buildings, often also known as green buildings or eco-homes, are structures designed, built and operated in an ecological and resource-efficient manner. They aim to reduce the adverse human and environmental impacts, while improving our quality of life and economic well-being, and that achieve sustainability
Most people in the UK are living in a manner that is not sustainable. If every country consumed natural resources at the rate the UK does, we would need three planets to live on. Current patterns of consumption are depleting natural resources
Innovative qualitative methods were used to engage with class groups of 10yr olds in six schools. Cycling and walking to school and growing their own vegetables were discussed as examples of Low Carbon Healthy Lifestyles. Children were enthusiastic about activities,
This report highlights the issues of how climate change impacts on the health of our region and should be used to support everyone with a role in the development of strategy, planning and service delivery in health and social care.
Organisations have a duty to protect the health of future generations by reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change. The health and care system reduced emissions by 18.5% up to 2017. While this is good progress, it is still behind
Updated Heatwave Plan for England which aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent, the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England. It recommends a series of steps to reduce the risks to health
The average number of heat-related deaths in the UK is expected to more than triple to 7,000 a year by the 2050s. Older people are particularly vulnerable and suffer increased fatalities from cardiac and respiratory disease during heatwaves. As the
Report form Public Health England alerting dental teams to take immediate and sustained action to reduce the carbon footprint of their businesses. It suggests they can adopt, encourage and facilitate active travel such as cycling and walking, to and from work,
Results of an analysis of how countries can advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by working through the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP). This report highlights how transport impacts on the environment and health.
Public Health England’s heatwave mortality monitoring aims to provide information on excess deaths observed during heatwaves each year to inform public health actions. This is carried out each time the Met Office issues a Level 3 heatwave alert in accordance
The cost of air pollution tool quantifies the potential costs to the NHS and social care due to the health impacts of particulate matter (PM2.5) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in England and separately for each local authority. The tool has the
This report report explains how health professionals can positively influence societal health and wellbeing by making simple changes to the procurement and disposal of medical supplies. It offers case studies and 12 recommendations setting out how everyone from individual to
Paper that identifies via discussion with public health and police workforces, the following topics as core areas of priority work and collaboration: violence prevention drugs and alcohol mental health dementia health and wellbeing hot and cold weather risk emerging infectious diseases modern
Despite the trend in falling total UK emissions of air pollutants, concerns remain about pollutants in urban areas in particular; their impacts on lifelong health; and the UK Government’s failure to meet legally binding EU air quality targets. This brief primarily covers the
Report from the IPPR that identidifies the economy is at a critical juncture. Its future success depends on overcoming two major, interrelated problems – long-term structural weaknesses in investment, productivity and trade, and the need to decarbonise. The North’s economy
This document, produced to inform the 2017 meeting of the G7 Ministers of Health, provides a broad overview of the main policy issues and some of the policy actions that G7 Health authorities can put in place to improve population
This guideline covers road-traffic-related air pollution and its links to ill health. It aims to improve air quality and so prevent a range of health conditions and deaths.
The project focused specifically on urban heatwaves or ‘excess summer or hot weather deaths’ as a key risk that is likely to increase under climate change. This was a novel move in the context of the dominance of research and