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Jamie Hosking, Pierpaolo Mudu, Carlos Dora
World Health Organisation (WHO)
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Susanna Zammataro
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Environment & Climate Change, Urban Mobility, Social Development
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Health co-benefits of climate change mitigation – Transport sector

Cycling, walking and rapid transit systems are associated with a wide range of potential health benefits that climate assessment needs to consider more systematically. Transport systems that prioritize active transport and rapid transit systems, along with better urban land use, also can help improve access for vulnerable groups, including children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and lower wage earners, enhancing health equity. This new WHO report, part of the Health in the Green Economy series, considers the evidence regarding health co-benefits, and risks, of climate change mitigation strategies for transport, as reviewed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2007).