1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments, says WHO

More than 1 in 4 deaths of children under 5 years of age are attributable to unhealthy environments. Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million... continue

6 Mar 2017RUDI News
Public health and medical professionals should 'advocate for healthier city design and transportation policies'

Public health and medical professionals should 'advocate for healthier city design and transportation policies'

James F Sallis, a specialist in Family Medicine and Public Health at the  University of California, San Diego, writes in The Lancet Public Health about collated evidence that suggests that active and public transport contribute to improvements in Body Mass Index (BMI), so providing further support for public health and medical professionals to advocate for healthier city design and transportation policies.  He says: 'Advocacy... continue

5 Dec 2016RUDI News
Investment in greener, more sustainable transport essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goals, says UN

Investment in greener, more sustainable transport essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goals, says UN

An expert panel appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon concluded that greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In its report, titled ‘Mobilising Sustainable Transport for Development,’ the High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport notes that the investments needed for transitioning to sustainable transport amount to the... continue

2 Dec 2016RUDI News

NAO report on DCLG finds issues with LEPs and public land disposal

The latest Departmental Overview, carried out by the National Audit Office on the Department for Communities and Local Government, summarises its performance during the year ended March 2016, together with NAO recent reports. The content of the report has been shared with the Department to ensure... continue

16 Nov 2016RUDI News

Report quantifies impact of bus services on reducing social deprivation

Improving local bus services boosts employment and improves income, helping to reduce social deprivation, according to a new report published by Greener Journeys, the sustainable transport group. The research, conducted by KPMG and the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of... continue

25 Oct 2016RUDI News

EC boosts funding for climate mitigation in run up to COP22 in November

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)’s Green Economy Transition approach is increasing the volume of our sustainable financing and broaden its scope after close to 200 countries signed up to a historic Climate Agreement in Paris at the end of 2015. The focus in 2016 and... continue

18 Oct 2016RUDI News

NYC study shows that bicycle lanes are 'exceptionally good value' because they address multiple public health problems

A new study, The cost-effectiveness of bike lanes in New York City, has determined that investments in bicycle lanes come with an exceptionally good value because they simultaneously address multiple public health problems, and are more cost-effective than the majority of preventive approaches used... continue

5 Oct 2016RUDI News
Air pollution exceeds WHO levels in 90% of UK, and may cause increase in traffic accidents, says UK study

Air pollution exceeds WHO levels in 90% of UK, and may cause increase in traffic accidents, says UK study

Air pollution appears to be causing an increase in traffic accidents, according to a new study published by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. An analysis by researcher Lutz Sager found that small increases in the level of nitrogen dioxide in the air are correlated with a measurable rise in the number of traffic accidents in... continue

5 Oct 2016RUDI News

Air pollution is a major health risk and a drag on development, reducing cities’ competitiveness

The Cost of Air Pollution: Strengthening the economic case for action, a joint study of the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), seeks to estimate the costs of premature deaths related to air pollution, to strengthen the case for action and facilitate decision... continue

12 Sep 2016RUDI News

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