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Fueling an Unhealthy Future

Nations will more quickly transition to clean energy if they redirect government funds away from subsidizing unhealthy commodities–in particular fossil fuels. Such action would reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, thereby mitigating climate change and saving lives. This brief, coauthored by Vital Strategies and NCD Alliance, calls on countries to reexamine current economic incentives to industries that harm health as an essential step towards creating coherent policies that sustain growth, support clean energy expansion and prevent noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).