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Socioeconomic, demographic, spatial and ethnic inequalities in environmental exposure in the municipalities of Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje and Obiliq/Obilić. An exploration of social and environmental vulnerability based on field survey data.
( 2015 )
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This report gives a first assessment of the scale of environmental inequalities in Obiliq/Obilić and Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje, and the role of socioeconomic, demographic, spatial and ethnic determinants in creating these inequalities. The analysis is based on a field survey and focuses on environmental vulnerabilities in relation to housing, water/hygiene/sanitation, environmental conditions and affordability constraints. The findings show that there are marked inequalities in environmental disadvantage. The greatest inequalities are associated with socioeconomic and ethnic determinants, but spatial and demographic determinants also play a role. Most frequently, Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian (RAE) ethnicity, as well as low income and poor education, are identified as the strongest determinants of increased environmental disadvantage. Yet a range of environmental disadvantages is identified that affect large population groups as well. The report helps to identify potential target groups for social and environmental action and presents a range of examples of the variability of environmental inequalities and vulnerabilities. It shows how environmental equality and vulnerability can be assessed in methodological terms, and emphasizes the need for detailed analysis of inequalities and the most vulnerable population groups before action targeted at specific groups is determined.

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Task Force on Economic Perspectives in Environment and Health : report of the second meeting, Paris, France 19 October 1998
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1999 )
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The Third Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health will be held in London on 16-18 June 1999. It will focus on approaches and activities that will tangibly improve the environment and health of future generations. The economic dimension of environment and health will be on the Conference agenda; the economy will be dealt with both as a target and as a means for achieving the environmental health policy. The Task Force on Perspectives in Environment and Health was established in order to prepare the initiative to be taken by the Member States of the WHO European Region and international organizations and institutions. The Conference document on economic perspectives in environment and health is intended to be the common product of the key international institutions involved in questions combining economic and environment and health dimensions, such as the EU, OECD, UN/ECE, UNEP, World Bank and WHO, as well as input from some experts from Member States. The advice of the ministers participating in the Task Force is needed in order to reflect the opinion of those Member States, as well as to assist in formulating the long-term direction of action to be taken. In order to mobilize available resources and knowledge, the Conference is expected to endorse the establishment of a long-term collaborative programme between relevant international organizations and institutions. The meeting specified the scope of the programme of collaboration and the added value of its activities, sketched the organizational and managerial aspects of the programme, prepared a draft ministerial resolution for the Conference and discussed the plan of work until the pre-Conference meeing in Bled, Slovenia on 14-16 February 1999

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Establishing the international network on children's health, environment and safety : report on a WHO working group, Rome, Italy 13-14 March 1999
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1999 )
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Civil society organizations, professional associations, advocacy leaders, government officials and intergovernmental organizations increasingly recognize that preventing the effects of environmental degradation on human health, particularly that of children, is the foundation of sound environmental policy and decision-making. With this in mind, an initiative was started to develop an international network that will: facilitate access to scientific findings, prevention measures and public health initiatives; promote the exchange of information among people working in the field of children, environment and health; and improve the basis for citizens' participation in the development of environmental health policies to protect children

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Report : third Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, London, 16-18 June 1999
Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health (3rd: 1999 : London, United Kingdom); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1999 )
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This document reports on the proceedings of the Third Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, held in London, United Kingdom, from 16 to 18 June 1999. It summarizes the main discussions held and decisions taken, as a supplement to the Conference working papers (and in particular the London Declaration, which documents countries' agreement to future action). The theme of the Conference was "Action in partnership", and this report records the emphasis placed during each session on putting plans into effect and on intersectoral collaboration as a means of achieving this. The Conference adopted three documents: the London Declaration, a Charter on Transport, Environment and Health, and a Protocol on Water and Health. The Conference welcomed the participation of nongovernmental organizations and the organization of a parallel conference (the Healthy Planet Forum) for them. The mandate of the European Environment and Health Committee was renewed for a further five years, in order to coordinate activities agreed on by the Conference

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London Declaration on Action in Partnership : third Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, London, 16-18 June 1999
Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health (3rd: 1999 : London, United Kingdom); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1999 )
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Charter on Transport, Environment and Health : third Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, London, 16-18 June 1999
Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health (3rd: 1999 : London, United Kingdom); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 1999 )
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Report of the fifth meeting of the European Environment and Health Ministerial Board (EHMB)
( 2014 )
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At its fifth meeting (Vilnius, Lithuania, on 1 July 2014), the European Environment and Health Ministerial Board (EHMB) reviewed the strategic direction of the European Environment and Health Process (EHP) and key strategic partnerships. The EHMB discussed the draft progress report to be submitted to the WHO Regional Committee for Europe and the Committee on Environmental Policy (CEP) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in the autumn of 2014 and adopted a programme of work for the period until its sixth session in February 2015. The EHMB further discussed the preparations for the high-level mid-term review meeting, to be hosted by Israel in November 2014, and initial preparations for the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in 2016. It designated air quality, climate change and chemical safety as its priorities in the period until the Ministerial Conference.

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Transport, environment and health / edited by Carlos Dora and Margaret Phillips
Dora, Carlos; Phillips, Margaret; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2000 )
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Children's environment and health action plan for Europe : fourth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Budapest, Hungary, 23-25 June 2004
Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health (4th : 2004 : Budapest, Hungary); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2004 )
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Workshop to provide assistance to policy-makers in drafting the Children's environment and health action plan (CEHAP) : implementing the conclusions and recommendations of the Environment and Health Performance Review (EHPR) : workshop report, Warsaw, Poland, 24 November 2008
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2009 )