Modifying how we live, move, and consume for an improved environment, better health and greater equity: achieving the triple-win, and a future for all to INHERIT
The urgent need to change the way we live, move and consume to respect planetary boundaries and address the climate crisis can be seized as an opportunity to invest in measures that simultaneously protect and promote health, address growing inequities and improve environmental sustainability – a ‘triple-win’. This Toolkit is intended for policymakers working at all levels of government, and those who advise and support them, to encourage a ‘triple-win’ mindset in the design and implementation of policies and interventions.
The evidence is clear: our way of life is damaging the global ecosystem and the resources on which we rely for health, well-being and our very survival. At the same time, many of the underlying factors that are damaging the environment – urbanisation and of the loss of green space, dependence on carbon based sources of energy and motorised vehicles as well as intensive farming processes and the over-production and over-consumption of unhealthy foods – undermine health and well-being in our societies. Those who are less and least well off suffer more from the negative consequences of such factors but benefit less from measures taken to address them, driving up health inequalities and social unrest.
This toolkit contains three tools, ten recommendations, and an annex.
More information on relevant further reading from INHERIT can be found in this booklet of key outcomes, as well as on the INHERIT website. These outcomes include three Policy Briefs addressing Health Equity, Integrated governance, and Behaviour Change, as well as a Baseline Review on triple-win solutions and policies across the areas of living, moving and consuming, and a Policy Roadmap on effective interventions towards the ‘triple-win’.