SB 15-40 Good for climate, good for health

The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 requires a reduction in Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050. Policies for reducing emissions can also provide benefits for public health. This briefing explores approaches to emissions reductions in transport, diet and home energy efficiency that offer opportunities to improve health. The areas of health which can benefit from the approaches are wide ranging and relate to heart disease, respiratory illness, bowel cancer and mental health and wellbeing, as well as health risk factors such as inactivity and obesity.

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Published: 21 July 2015

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