Bridging the gap between science and policy

The goals of environment and health should no longer be seen as separate in global policy, including at the World Health Organization (WHO). An integrated approach is needed in the face of challenges like climate, water and food security.

The WHO process has the potential to boost innovation, something which our industry and the European Union hold dear.

But joined-up thinking is needed. Regulatory inconsistencies that can block innovation, such as energy efficiency in buildings rules that can lead to reduced indoor air quality, must be urgently addressed.

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