EPS have followed the success of our recent ‘Triple Win’ webinars by launching an e-leaflet in the run up to the COP26 climate change summit in November.
‘Pursuing The Triple Win in a Scottish context,’ produced in association with the Scottish Government, can be downloaded here.
It discusses how human driven changes to the global environment and the COVID-19 pandemic have re-established environmental health at the centre of the public health agenda in a way not witnessed since the 19th century.
It sets out how Scotland can achieve a ‘Triple Win’ of improving health and wellbeing, equity and the environment with a greater focus on green space, energy efficient living, and changes to the way we consume and travel. There’s a chapter on the Place Standard tool and the importance of data and links to organisations such as the EU-funded INHERIT project.
Nigel Kerr, Chair of Environmental Protection Scotland, said: “There have been dramatic changes to people’s lives and lifestyles with sharp increases in walking, cycling, and use of parks and other greenspace during the COVID-19 lockdowns of the past 17 months.
“Ahead of the COP26 summit, our e-leaflet puts in one place a lot of the research and understanding that is being gained in the whole field of health & wellbeing, equity and sustainability – which creates a ‘Triple Win’ for society. Tackling the inequity that exists in society alongside climate change will be one of the biggest challenges that policy-makers and academics face in the coming years.”
The e-leaflet includes input from trustee EPS trustee Professor George Morris and Dr Tim Taylor (both University of Exeter) and Professor Jon Fairburn (Staffordshire Business School, Staffordshire University)
Leaflet cover image: Andrew Stark