Sustainable Prosperity for Europe

Climate Change Adaptation Task Force


Ignorance ain’t bliss: it’s time to recognise the impact of the environment and climate on health

25 April 2012
Annika Hedberg (Senior Policy Analyst)



In this Commentary entitled 'Ignorance ain't bliss: it's time to recognise the impact of the environment and climate on health', Annika Ahtonen argues that Europe must take more seriously the impact of the environment and climate change on health, and do more to reduce and prepare for unwanted health consequences. By promoting healthier environments, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to current and potential impacts of climate change, Europe can also tackle the economic and ecological crises it is facing.

Ignorance ain't bliss: it's time to recognise the impact of the environment and climate on health

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