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22 March 2017

Access to nature is vital for health, well-being and social justice

Go for a walk in nature, get some fresh air, feel good. We know that being in nature helps us improve our mood, feel connected, and is unquestionably good for our well-being.

But studies show that regular access to nature gives us tangible health benefits – and can even save lives.

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21 March 2017

As the world marks the international day of forests, researchers find that failing to provide access to nature to deprived communities could entrench health inequality. 

A review of available evidence points to a strong link between lack of access to nature areas and poor health outcomes and inequality. It associates nature deprivation with higher obesity levels, mental health problems, and mortality rates.

16 March 2017

The European Union should abandon plans to establish a global corporate court system, say Campact, WeMove.EU and Friends of the Earth Europe ahead of the end of a public consultation on the issue by the European Commissionon Wednesday March 15, 2017.

More than 280 000 citizens from across Europe have signed a petition against the plans, known as the 'multilateral investment court'. [1]

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