Mapping: WHO - Health in the Green Economy: Transport

Cycling, walking and rapid transit systems are associated with a wide range of potential health benefits that climate assessment needs to consider more systematically. Health benefits may include: physical activity from walking and cycling, which can help prevent heart disease, some cancers, type 2 diabetes, and some obesity-related risks; lower urban air pollution concentrations; lower rates of traffic injury risks for users of dedicated bicycle and pedestrian networks; and less noise stress. 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).

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Annexe 1.1: Scoping Futures (1/7)

Aims and Objectives

Q1: What are the aims of the study? Please refer to the stated aims in the proposal or the description of the project (website or other presentation). Aims are changes/transformations to be achieved as a result of the study. How would you describe the relevance of the following options to the aims of the study?

Thematic Area Relevance
To transform strategies and priorities
To transform paradigms and current visions
To transform behaviour, attitudes and lifestyles
To transform knowledge-based products and services
* = none/very low
** = low
*** = moderate
**** = high
***** = very high
STI = science, technology and innovation

Q2: What are the objectives of the study? Objectives are desired targets contributing toward the achievement of the aims.

Here you can map up to five project objectives (as they appear in the documents/websites) and use a scale of 1 to 5 to assess the objectives relevancy for EU / Your country.
Relevant for EU / Your country

reviews potential health impacts of mitigation strategies considered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in the Fourth Assessment Report – Working Group III
5 5
1 = none/very low
2 = low
3 = moderate
4 = high
5 = very high

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